The territory of Massa Lubrense allows us to embark on a journey through the aromas and flavors of its land. In particular, those of its citrus fruits with an irresistible scent, from which countless delicacies can be drawn.
Limoncello cream, for example, is a thick and creamy liqueur very common in the Sorrento peninsula. It is an ideal end of meal, to be served frozen and enjoyed alone or in company. Some use limoncello cream as a garnish for cakes and tarts, to flavor desserts or as a wets for sponge cake and baba. Its preparation is not difficult, but requires quite a long time. However, the result repays the effort.
The flavor of limoncello cream recalls that of limoncello, the classic liqueur made from the alcohol infusion of lemon peel. The lemon of Massa Lubrense, known as “femminiello”, is different from the one of Amalfi for its particular skin, more subtle and aromatic. In short, impossible not to recommend for the production of our limoncello cream.
How to prepare limoncello cream
To get an excellent limoncello cream, make sure, therefore, to pay attention to the lemon peel that you will use. In fact, regardless of their origin, it is preferable that they are biological and untreated.
Ingredients – dose for 1,5 liters
|500 ml||Pure alcohol at 95°|
|½ l||Full-cream milk|
|½ l||Fresh cream|
Here’s how to prepare our limoncello cream in 4 steps:
- Wash the lemons with the help of a sponge and cut the peel avoiding the white part. Pour the pure alcohol in an airtight jar, then add the lemon peels and let them macerate there for at least 10 days. Put the jar in a cool place remembering to shake it every day.
- After doing this, pour the milk and cream into a pan and bring to a boil adding next the vanilla bean.
- After turning off and letting it cool add the sugar and stir it until it will dissolve completely. Once the cream has cooled completely, let’s remove the vanilla bean and proceed to pour the alcohol of our jar filtering it with a gauze or a strainer.
- Mix it well, pour the liquid into glass bottles and keep it in a freezer for about 20 days. After this, our cream will be ready to be served with a dessert or to be enjoyed in good company as a simple digestive.
Limoncello cream can be stored in the freezer for one year. Cream and milk liqueurs (liqueur creams) are easily altered, so it is better to keep them in the refrigerator and consume them within 12 months of their production.
Shake it well before serving. If the cream is too thick, leave it for 10-15 minutes outside the freezer before consuming it. To make your limoncello cream less alcoholic, reduce the dose of alcohol: about 350ml instead of ½ liter, remains an excellent solution.