Intensely flavored and rich, Lemon Ice Cream & Gingersnaps, are a simple and perfect summer dessert. No ice cream maker required. Just pour the 5 ingredients in a bowl and freeze. All summer treats should be this easy! Remember to Like, Comment and Share.
Lemon Ice Cream & Gingersnaps
Easy & Fun Treat
As I mentioned in 2 related posts, we recently enjoyed a great weekend and several delightful meals at our friends cabin. My Lemon Ice Cream & Gingersnaps, turned out to be just the right finish to a great brunch served by our host Tracey. It may sound impossible to bring ice cream to someone’s cabin, several hours away. But here’s the great news. All I had to do was make the cookies and then zest and juice a few lemons in advance. Once I arrived at the cabin, I combined the juice, zest and 3 other ingredients and popped it in the freezer over night. No stirring or ice cream maker needed!
The next day, I dished up this intense, rich, refreshing summer treat. Just a small portion is all you need, because you’re essentially eating sweetened, lemon-flavored, frozen whip cream. Indulgent – yes! Delicious – Yes indeed! The gingery, spice filled cookies are the perfect counter balance for this ice cream.
Why Make Lemon Ice Cream?
There are so many great options when it comes to buying ice cream. Why make your own? I make this lemon ice cream because I can’t find any! Lemon sorbet no problem. Lemon ice cream, nowhere to be found. Haagen Dazs used to make a lemon ice cream under their 5 Simple Ingredients product line, but it no longer appears to be available. Interesting factoid – this Lemon Ice Cream also has exactly 5 ingredients. I guess great minds think alike!
Helpful Hint on Timing
The gingersnap cookie dough needs to be frozen overnight, before it’s sliced and baked. I recommend making and freezing the ice cream and the cookie dough on the same night. Then you can slice and bake your cookies the next day, and will be all set to serve this delicious dessert.
Here’s another fun picture of the crew from our most enjoyable weekend on the island.