lemon pudding ice cream ideas?
Recently had an amazing scoop of ice cream, flavor was called lemon pudding. It really tasted like the best rendition of (from a box) lemon pudding, but as ice cream. Had an amazing creamy consistency, not eggy tasting like a custard might be, and definitely reminded me of lemon Jello brand pudding. This scoop shop doesn't get their ice cream from any industrial or national brands, it's a mix of Northeast regional and very local makers that they serve...and I'm fairly certain this one was an in-house brand. I've never had anything like it! Any ideas how I could replicate a lemon pudding ice cream? I wonder if they just put lemon pudding into their machines and froze it, or put powdered pudding mix into a standard ice cream base? I hope it was more than that, but any insight would be welcome!
Alternatively, I'd be interested in a lemon pudding recipe that doesn't use powdered mixes...and I'd eat it really cold.
1 (3 3/4 oz.) package instant pudding mix, any flavor
1/2 c. sugar
2 c. light cream or half and half
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. heavy cream or 1/2 c. whipping cream
Combine pudding, light cream (1/2 and 1/2) and sugar. Beat mixture as directed on pudding package; however, discontinue beating as soon as the mixture begins to thicken. Stir in vanilla and heavy (whipping) cream. Transfer mixture to ice cream machine and process accordingly.
Another idea is to use the recipe for lemon posset as the base – it’s a British dessert made from sugar, cream and lemons (infuse the lemon peel in the cream and sugar, add the juice, boil and cool). Lemon posset will set in the fridge, but as it is fairly thick, it might work as a base for ice-cream too. It's really simple to make - here's my recipe, and you can easily add other things to infuse the cream: http://londoneats.wordpress.com/2010/04/03/lemon-posset/