Monday, April 27, 2009

Once Upon a Lime...

I'm a chocolate girl at heart, but sometimes a citrus-y dessert is just the ticket!

Have you tried Lime Oil or Natural Lime Powder? King Arthur Flour carries both of them in their online shop and I am so happy to have tried them.
lime cookies
First up....Luscious Lime cookies! The recipe can be found on the King Arthur website and they are exactly as described. Luscious little bites of lime. They're made with both the lime powder and lime oil. The cookies are tart and sweet and covered in a generous dusting of lime powdered sugar.

Don't wear black while eating them! ;)


Second...Key Lime Pie Ice Cream

This is the creamiest ice cream I've ever made! The lime flavor is kicked up a notch with the addition of a little lime oil. I can't wait to make this again...it was a hit!
key lime
Both of these recipes would be perfect for Cinco de Mayo parties and warm weather cookouts!

Key Lime Pie Ice Cream
(inspired by Bruce Weinstein)

1 & 1/2 c. heavy cream
6 large egg yolks
1 (15 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 c. key lime juice (or regular lime juice)
1/4 tsp. lime oil
4 full sheets graham crackers, crumbled
2/3 c. marshmallow creme

Bring the cream to a simmer. Place egg yolks in a medium bowl. Slowly whisk the hot cream into the yolks. Pour the mixture back into the pan and heat over low heat, whisking or stirring constantly. Heat until the custard has thickened slightly. (Don't boil.)

Remove from heat and pour custard through a strainer into a large bowl. Cool slightly and then whisk in the sweetened condensed milk, juice and lime oil. Cover and refrigerate overnight or 8-12 hours.

Stir the custard and add to your ice cream machine. About 2 minutes before the ice cream is finished, add the graham crackers. Spoon into freezer safe containers, adding the marshmallow creme in large dollops throughout. Press plastic wrap onto the ice cream, cover and freeze for a few hours to harden.


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I scream, you scream. We all scream for ice cream:
....Turtle Ice Cream Pie!....

15 comments:

  1. I will have to try the ice cream! I'm still breaking in my ice cream maker attachment for my Kitchen Aid. YUM

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  2. Mmm... they both sound good... those COOKIES look like they'll melt when in the mouth...

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  3. Wow! Both of these sound delicious! I need to get an ice cream maker!

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  4. I love Cinco da Mayo....these look tasty.

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  5. oh these looks great! I agree with you I am a chocolate lover but every once in a while (esp in the summer) I love lemon and lime treats :)

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  6. Gotta tell you the cookies look and sound good but I'm ALL over that ice cream, graham crackers and marshmallow cream, oh yea!
    ~ingrid

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  7. oh my gosh that ice cream looks to die for! I wish I had an ice cream maker machine thingy (I know, I'm so very technical with my wording...) EEP girl, are you trying to make us all even chubbier right before bathing suit season?? lol!

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  8. I have never heard of lime oil. Those cookies look extra yummy!!

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  9. wow both recipes look amazing!!! I love lime- I will definitely be checking those products out!

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  10. I am going to make those cookies. Thanks for the link to that recipe. You can order these Key Lime Cookies from a cookie company out of Savannah. I am sure those are good but I know the homemade ones are best.

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  11. that ice cream looks so good!

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  12. The ice cream sounds amazing!
    It must be the addition of sweetened condensed milk that makes it so creamy. I've never made it that way.
    Can't wait to try it out!
    BTW you're killing me, I've got such a long list of things to from your blog alone. I don't know how I'll ever get them done!!

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  13. Holy Moly I MUST do this. I must request more Ice Cream recipes! I need to stockpile recipes to try. We are obsessed!

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