Tartota Ice Cream Recipe (Two Versions)

I recently dug up my old ice cream notes and found this one which is perfect for summertime.  This quick lemon ice cream recipe was inspired by the recipe book provided with the circa 1970 ice cream maker given to us a while back.  It is great… if you don’t mind raw eggs.

Lemon Ice Cream, 1st Version

Makes 2 Quarts

Whip 1-1/2 Cups of Chilled Heavy Cream in a Chilled Bowl.

Mix in the following:

1-1/2 Cups of Sugar
1/4 tsp of Salt
1-1/2 Cups of Milk
2 Eggs

Add the juice and zest of 3 lemons. This equates to roughly one cup.

Optional: Add yellow food coloring as desired. For a point of reference, I added five drops.

Then follow the instructions for your ice cream maker. Voilà!

I have made the above recipe a few times and have not been sick.  The key is to use clean, fresh eggs.  However, there are times when you don’t want to risk getting sick, so here is the tweaked recipe with tempered eggs.  This is just as tasty, has the same amount of ingredients, but it’s done in a different order and takes longer to prepare.  (If you have ever eaten lemon ice cream at my house during a party, this is the version I served you.)

Lemon Ice Cream, 2nd Version

Makes 2 Quarts

Part One

Whisk 2 eggs together then add:

1-1/2 Cups of Sugar
1/4 tsp of Salt

Part Two

Separately, warm up 1-1/2 Cups of Heavy Cream and 1-1/2 Cups of Milk in a small pot, whisking just til simmer and remove from heat.

Combine Parts One and Two slowly by adding a third of the milk mixture to the egg mixture.  (You want to warm up the eggs gradually so that it does not cook.)

Now add the juice and zest of 3 lemons. This equates to roughly one cup.

Optional: Add yellow food coloring as desired. For a point of reference, I added five drops.

Continue to cook on low heat until 170 degrees (or wooden spoon coats).  Let sit for 30 minutes then cool in fridge for 4-8 hours.

Then follow the instructions for your ice cream maker. Voilà!

The grapes in our backyard are starting to turn purple so I am looking forward to making my grape ice cream.  I’ll share that recipe with you in the next month or so.

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2 thoughts on “Tartota Ice Cream Recipe (Two Versions)

    • Wren’s schedule allows me a couple of hours to myself in the afternoon. The ice cream maker is noisy, but it doesn’t bother her any as she naps. I do try to work on things that are easy to put down, and truth be told, I started to write this post well over a month ago.

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