first of all Good Fall to everyone. Yes, it is correct, we are officially in fall season. If You open the door and put Your nose outside You can smell it. The sun is still warm but something is missing in the air, which is considerably colder. Pumpkins and mushrooms are taking over! If You manage to look outside, it is an explosion of warm colours: red, yellow, orange. I think it is so beautiful out there. If You have the possibility, Your should wear Your jacket and have a walk in a wood or so.
Wouldn’t it be so boring if it was summer all the time. I thought about that when I was in Canary Island and I talked with an italian guy. I told him he is lucky to have warm weather all the year but he thought that, after a while, it is no fun anymore. So, let’s enjoy autumn with everything it brings:
warm soups, Halloween, nice dishes with mushrooms and pumpkins. Did I mentioned chestnuts: You can do a delicious marmalade with those even if it is quite laborious to boil and peel them one by one. Do we want to talk about figs? They match extremely well with cheeses and You could make also a jam. Yes, the fig jam is delicious with cheese too! Then, there are grapes. If You have a basement with a stable temperature, You could give it a try to produce some wine. It will help You to stay happy in the cold winter night (not too much though!). Otherwise, You could just taste those nice fruits. Did I give You some reasons to enjoy fall?
Ok, now we do one step back before we run straight into fall with our mood. I believe that some of You have still some warm days left. So, let’s enjoy the real last drop of summer with KokiDoo’s “Lemon Ice Cream”. Matteo usually prefers cream flavours when it is ice cream time. Also, he thinks that lemon sorbet is very nice (above all with vodka or champagne) but lemon ice cream has too strong taste. Then, let him taste KokiDoo’s Lemon Ice Cream and see what he thinks…..the bowl was empty and, when I raised my eyes, there was a man with the eyes of Puss in Boots (remember Shrek movies?) asking for more. I think he did like it! Experiment passed! Let’s step to the recipe then.
(Enough for 1 L ice cream)
Lemon Ice Cream
3 dl milk
2 dl sugar
5 dl cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp limoncello
1-2 dl lemon curd
2 dl blackberries
1 dl sugar
1/2 dl water
Lemon Ice Cream
First step: take a bowl and stir milk and sugar until the sugar is dissolved.
Add cream, vanilla extract and limoncello and stir until well mixed.
Pour the mixture into Your ice cream machine. Add the lemon curd when it starts to freeze. When the ice cream is ready, (the time needed to be ready varies for different ice cream machines) put it in -20°C for at least 3 hours.
Bring blackberries, sugar and water to boil in a saucepan. Let it boil for about 5-10 minutes until the blackberries start to dissolve. Strain the sauce and let it cool.
Our suggestion is to serve the lemon ice cream topped with blackberry sauce and garnished with some fresh blackberries.
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