Thursday, July 9, 2009

How to prevent scurvy in six easy steps

1) Juice enough fresh limes so you get 1 cup of freshly squeezed juice and pulp;

2) Open can of sweetened condensed milk (regular or fat free) and pour into bowl;

3) Refrigerate both items in separate bowls until really cold;

4) Stir juice into sweetened condensed milk until thoroughly blended;

5) Pour mixture into ice cream machine and process according to your machine's directions.

6) Enjoy!

I wanted key lime pie yesterday but, as I am the only one in the house who finds it worth living for, I didn't feel like making a whole one that I knew I would eat in one sitting. Plus, I really didn't have the time to make a proper crust (I make a pie crust as I am not a fan of graham cracker crust). So I dug out the can of s/c milk and got to it. I had only the fat-free but this is one of those pantry items I can't really tell apart from full-fat so I keep it in stock because, even though it's loaded with sugar, at least the fat grams are nil. I chilled the juice and milk overnight and made it this morning and I must say that I damn happy with the results. And yes, I licked the bowl, the beater, and the spoon clean, even before breakfast. :-)

It's a very tart mixture, with only the s/c milk for sweetening; I like it that way so I can't really comment on whether--or even how--to add additional sugar. It came out of the machine at a soft-serve texture and I threw it into a plastic container and will see later how--or if--it firmed up. What I also like is that I won't need a honking big portion of this so the sugar overload will be minimal.

I think I might make some lemon melting moments to go with. It's citrus heaven around here today.


The Caked Crusader said...

My kinda woman! Can you please suggest some more "medicine"?

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

How creative! I bet that is super refreshing on a hot day :)

Steve loves lemon merangue pie and once had friends come to LA for a business meeting and brought with them (from NY) a lemon merangue pie that was a mile high and although it arrived wilted and bedraggled it made a huge impact on him!

Chow and Chatter said...

this sounds so refreshing I agree though Key lime is awesome my fav american desert I think

Quilting Mama said...

Yum! I actually have both pieces in the house and the ice cream machine is ready for use.

Thanks for a bit of inspiration.

Debinhawaii said...

It looks so good1 I love tangy--yum!