Sunset in amalfi

Sunset in amalfi

Tramonto in amalfi

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From
The Amalfi Coast
Serves
4-6
Photographer
Helen Cathcart

I loved the combination, and yes, the sugar-sweet name of this ice cream that I saw in a shop in Amalfi. Lemon and orange ice creams were swirled together and served with a strawberry sauce. Spectacular to look at and even better to eat! There is something splendid about rich custard ice cream made with citrus fruits.

For the orange ice cream

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
2 oranges, zest and juiced
350ml milk
350ml double cream
6 egg yolks
225g caster sugar

For the lemon ice cream

Quantity Ingredient
3 lemons, zest and juiced
350ml milk
350ml double cream
6 egg yolks
225g caster sugar
Strawberry sauce, to serve

Method

  1. To make the orange ice cream, peel the zest of 1 orange into long lengths using a potato peeler, omitting as much of the white pith as possible. Heat the milk and cream along with the orange zest in a pan over a medium heat to just below boiling point (if using a thermometer it should read between 75°C and 80°C). Meanwhile, beat the egg yolks and sugar together in a bowl until smooth.
  2. When the milk and cream have reached the right heat, add a ladleful of the liquid to the beaten eggs, stirring constantly. Pour this mixture back into the milk pan and whisk on a low heat, bringing the custard up to just below boiling point. The mixture will thicken and should coat the back of a wooden spoon. Do not allow it to boil or it will separate. Remove the pan from the heat and mix in the juice of both oranges. Strain through a sieve into a bowl and stir in the finely grated zest of the remaining orange. Set this bowl over a larger bowl filled with iced water to cool the mixture quickly. As soon as it is cold, churn in an ice-cream maker.
  3. To make the lemon ice cream, follow the method for making the orange ice cream.
  4. To make the Sunset in Amalfi, spoon the orange and lemon ice creams into a container, together with a few tablespoons of the strawberry sauce swirled through – you will soon see the streaks of sunset appearing. Don’t worry if it looks messy at this stage. Freeze overnight and serve with a little extra strawberry sauce.
Tags:
The AmalfiCoast
Giancarlo
Katie
Caldesi
Amalfi
Italy
Italian
Mediterranean
European
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