Saturday, June 09, 2007

Bina's Limoncello Cream

My babysitter, Bina, makes the most amazing Limoncello Cream. Limoncello is a lemon liqueur and is a typical Sicilian after dinner drink. Bina gave us her recipe and we made a giant batch of the stuff. If you happen to stop by our house, help yourself to a bottle in the freezer. If you can't make it for a visit, make your own Limoncello!
1 liter (1 quart) of whole milk
½ liter (1/2 quart) of grain alcohol
18 lemons, preferably a little green
800 grams (1.75 pounds) of sugar
2-3 Vanilla beans
Using a peeler, trim the zest from the lemons, leaving the white part behind, and soak in the alcohol in a glass container for 8 days, shaking the jar daily. Bring the milk to a boil and add the sugar and vanilla. Bring to a boil 4-5 times, removing it from the burner each time it boils to prevent curdling. Once the milk has boiled for the last time, remove it from the heat and let it cool completely. Stir in the alcohol and filter through a mesh strainer to filter out lemon zest and any large curds. Bottle it, store it in the freezer and serve it with a smile. "Salute!"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Now now Currier.. Lemoncello is for Adults!! You get the Pine-sol remember hehehehehe

Just goshin!!

See ya soon Tatertot
<3 Meagan & Jack