Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Lemon Curd and Ice Cream

I love lemon curd! This is the second recipe that I've tried, first one being David Lebovitz's, here. I thought of trying out other recipes, and this particular recipe I got from Rachel Allen's "Rachel Favourite Food At Home",  Rachel's method of cooking this curd is simpler. The curd is really tangy with full flavour of the lemons! For those who likes a  sweeter curd, extra sugar can be added. I like both David's and Rachel's curd recipes, but when it comes to ease of making, I think Rachel's simpler!




The beautiful colour of the lemon and the egg yolks gives a gorgeous looking curd.

Rachel has even provide a recipe for making Lemon Curd Ice Cream, which of course I can't help, but make that too!

Lemon Curd
(adapted from "Rachel's Favourite Food At Home" by Rachel Allen)
2 eggs
1 egg yolk
100gm (4oz) butter
175gm (6oz) caster sugar
finely grated zest and juice of 3 lemons


Beat the whole eggs and extra egg yolk together. Melt the butter in a saucepan over a very low heat. Add the caster sugar, grated zest and lemon juice and then the beaten eggs. Stir carefully over a very gentle heat until the mixture thickens. This may take about 10 minutes. If the heat is too high, the eggs will scramble.
When the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon and leave a clear mark when you push your finger through it, the curd is cooked ready.
Remove from the heat and pour into a sterilized jar. Allow to cool, then place in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.


(kitchen flavour's notes : Taste and add a little sugar during stirring, if a sweeter curd is desired. It took me about 20 minutes for the curd to thickened)


Let's have some tangy ice cream!

Ingredients for this tangy ice cream, lemon curd, yoghurt ( I use homemade yoghurt) and creme fraiche (I use whipping cream). According to Rachel Allen, you don't need an ice cream machine to make this. But I did, and since I use whipping cream, might as well whip it for a creamy and fluffier ice cream. 


This is a really tangy ice cream, full of lemon flavour. If you like your ice cream sweeter, you have to add more sugar, as this is quite sour. I like it like this, tangy and sour! Enjoy!


Lemon and Ginger Ice Cream
(adapted from "Rachel's Favourite Food At Home" by Rachel Allen)
Notes from Rachel : This is such a delicious, light, one-step ice cream -  and you don't need an ice-cream machine to make it. Leave out the ginger if you prefer
400ml (14 fl oz) cool Lemon Curd
600ml (20 fl oz) natural yoghurt
600ml (20 fl oz) creme fraiche
4 tbsp finely grated ginger


Fold together the lemon curd, yoghurt, creme fraiche and ginger and place in the freezer for a few hours until frozen.

(kitchen flavour's notes : I did not add the ginger and only made half the recipe.  I use the ice cream maker and churn until creamy and thick. Transfer to a container and freeze.)

33 comments:

  1. Joy, thanks for both recipes, the curd and then the ice cream! I really need to get my ice cream maker out of the pantry and use it!

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  2. Oh my ~ what a treat , love that tangy yummy ice cream ~ bright n fresh!
    US Masala

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  3. Gosh...the ice cream looks so good, so much better than the one I bought yesterday!!

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  4. wow...looks tooooooo good...never tried before..
    Tasty Appetite

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  5. Lemon curd is one of my most favorite spreads- I love it on biscuits, scones, toast and even just by itself right out of the jar. I've never tried making ice cream with it, but I bet I'd love that too! :)

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  6. looks fabulous!!
    I happen to adore all things with lemon curd and it's quite sad I hadn't thought of ice cream.

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  7. Looks terrific .. Love the pictures too.

    Vardhini
    Event: Fast food not Fat food

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  8. Delicious idea of lemon curd and your tangy ice cream is something.... I want it now .....I wish someday virtually we can take the taste!

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  9. I am falling for your Lemon ginger ice cream :) I have tasted once long long time ago but never knew the recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. i have seen this done before but I really must do it myself. It looks too good to pass up and way better than the store bought lemon curd! Amazing

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  11. My beloved friend
    Lovely recipe, but not for my, beause i dont like lemon.
    I wish you a happy summer, why am away from the INTERNET, until September.
    Sorry about that.
    Im very sorry, because all the Jule i was away from Internet.
    Please forgive my..
    Many greetings and kisses

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  12. i love lemon curd and i'm glad i know how to make that too, haha! and gosh, i love your lemon curd ice cream, i think i'n going to fall in love with this!!

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  13. Kitchen I adore lemon curd, is delicious I will try your recipe look amazing! gloria

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  14. Wow...love that picture of the lemon curd. My friend has been telling me it's the perfect thing to go with pancakes. I have to try and make this. And the lemon curd ice cream looks really delicious too. I'm bookmarking this to try. Thanks very much for sharing!

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  15. Your lemon curd looks like sunshine! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I can think of a few recipes to use it with e.g. lemon squares! :)

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  16. Oooh! Awesome curd, morphed into a yummy ciecream. Big fan of this post!

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  17. Wow! There is two good recipes involved in making this beautiful ice cream! Awesome!

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  18. Great minds think alike Joy! It seems we both love our ice cream makers. :o) I'm with you, I would prefer this more tangy and less sweet. Lemon is supposed to be tangy. Sounds refreshing and delicious!

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  19. Both the lemon curd and the ice cream look absolutely heavenly! I would love to try this! Thanks so much for the great recipes!

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  20. ME ENCANTA ESTA RECETA Y ME AGRADA MÁS ACIDA QUE DULLCE ,ABRAZOS GRANDES.

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  21. I cannot wait to try this!! Sounds amazingly delicious : )

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  22. Ooh, looks delicious! I've only seen the Alton Brown lemon curd recipe, so I'll have to give these a try!

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  23. mm the lemon curd recipes you've provided looks good and the thought of lemon curd ice cream just makes me drool!

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  24. Love the yellow color. So great. Happy Eating.

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  25. Oh yummy! They both look delicious and I love the beautiful yellow :)

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  26. Me too!!! I loved! This look is delicious. I'm a little busy at home because of school holidays, masi will soon be spending more to see here and leave your recipes Message Board. Best wishes, Marta

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  27. Joy, I love lemon curd - one of my favourite things, so I definitely have to try this recipe - seems very easy. I will definitely also try the ice cream, which I would do in my ice cream maker, because I love any excuse to use. I'm with you - I would like this tangy & sour. Speaking of which, if you haven't already done so, you must try David Lebovitz's Tangy Frozen Lemon Yoghurt - divine.
    Sue xo

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  28. Oh yummy!
    I love lemon curd. I haven't made ice cream, will definitely this...doesn't sound daunting :-)
    Have a great Sunday!

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  29. I love lemon curd as well and over ice cream sounds wonderful!

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  30. I'll have to try this as I love lemon curd. It remionds me of kaya. That lemon and ginger ice cream sounds really good too!

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