Skip to content


Now Simmering: Fried Matzoh     Supertasters     100 Ways to Use Bacon     Cannoli Cups    

Summer + Basil + Lemons + Ice Cream = Heaven

Posted by on July 15 2010 in Desserts, Recipe

DSC_0084

Today is one of those summer days: your clothes stick to your skin and you feel disgusting. It’s 94 degrees outside. With the humidity hovering around 90%, it feels like 106.  Ice cream anyone?

Homemade ice cream is the best, there is no debate. Plus, I have been looking for some interesting uses for a pot of overgrown basil; it keeps raining and the basil keeps growing. Don’t have an ice cream maker or the time? Cheat!

- Take your favorite vanilla ice cream (I love vanilla bean); empty the carton into a mixing bowl.

- Chiffonade a generous handful of fresh basil. To chiffonade the basil, stack a few leaves, fold in half, and then roll.  Hold the basil down while you finely shred into string-like slices, taking great care to avoid chopping off your finger.

- Add basil to the ice cream, along with the zest and juice of two lemons. Mix the creamy, heavenly goodness. If you have any will power whatsoever, put the ice cream back in the carton and into the freezer for later.

Easy. Refreshing. Impressive.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Sponsored Content

3 Responses leave one →
  1. July 16, 2010

    wow. funky. does this count as a savory ice cream?

  2. July 17, 2010

    It doesn’t end up tasting savory. It has a very refreshing taste. It tastes like it feels when you stand in front of a window air conditioner on a hot day. Ahhhhhhhh….. :)

Trackbacks and Pingbacks

  1. Tweets that mention Summer + Basil + Lemons + Ice Cream = Heaven | Endless Simmer -- Topsy.com

Leave a Reply

Note: You can use basic XHTML in your comments. Your email address will never be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS

Page optimized by WP Minify WordPress Plugin

Compression Plugin made by Web Hosting