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Crema di Limoncello - Limoncello Milk Liqueur

July 14, 2011
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  • Serves several
Author Notes

This is not exactly a recipe to be tried and tested within a week span. But it’s so delicious and fresh that maybe it could be done for summer.
This is a typical recipe from the South of Italy, based on the Limoncello but adding milk to the liqueur. This subtle drink is served chilled after meals.
You can use the same proportions to make tangerine or orange liqueur.
Maria Teresa Jorge

What You'll Need
  • 8 non-waxed organic lemons
  • 500 milliliters Food Alcohol 95% or Brazilian Cachaça or White Rhum
  • 1 liter full fat milk
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 Vanilla pod
  1. 1ª Part – 1 month
  2. Wash and dry the lemons. With a potato peeler, remove the lemon skin without any white part (gives the infusion a bitter taste).Infuse the lemon rind and alcohol in an airtight glass container, in a dark and cool place during a month. The alcohol will turn yellow.
  3. 2ª Part – 12 hours
  4. Put the gauze in a sieve and filter the lemon alcohol mixture. Put the milk, sugar and whole vanilla pod in a pan and bring to a boil. Mix until the milk comes to a boil and the sugar dissolved. Allow to cool for 12 hours with the vanilla pod inside.
  5. 3ª Part – 15 days
  6. Remove the vanilla pod and sieve through a fine sieve covered with gauze. Mix the milk mixture with the lemon / alcohol mixture. Using a funnel, fill bottles previously washed and sterilized with boiling water. Close the bottles and put in a dark and cool place for 15 days.
  7. Put one or more bottles in the freezer and serve as is very cold – The high alcohol content will not freeze the drink.
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6 Reviews

Cyndi P. April 6, 2013
Looking for a Crema Catalana Liquere Recipe
Fran M. February 5, 2013
Can this be done with an orange? I have an intolerance to lemon.
nogaga July 18, 2011
This sounds dreamy! If I already have limoncello I made last winter, would the proportions be 500dl limoncello to 1 litre infused milk? Many thanks!
Maria T. July 18, 2011
i nogaga, yes, absolutely. The first part is Limoncello so from there go ahead and do your liqueur. It's amazing and really delicious.
Sagegreen July 18, 2011
Your recipes look like the most elegant postcards! Thanks for this great recipe. I am looking for things to make as gifts for friends. This might be one of them!
Maria T. July 18, 2011
Hi Sagegreen, thanks for your kind words, If you want to make food for gift check my recipe for raspberry jam and at the bottom of the recipe I put 2 links to free download gift tags that are very nice.