Summer is officially here, bringing icy cold desserts to mind. Popsicles and Creamsicles are all-time favorites so I decided to try out a Lemoncello Liqueur spiked Creamsicle!
These Lemoncello Creamsicles are easy to make and have a tart and creamy flavor that is perfect on a hot summer day. The little bit of Lemoncello Liqueur definitely makes these Creamsicles adult treats. Move over jello-shots there’s a new party treat in town!
I found my popsicle mold at the 99 Store and used wooden coffee-stir sticks instead of the plastic handles that came with the mold. These little Creamsicles fit nicely in a wine glass garnished with fresh berries for a pretty dessert presentation. Here is how you can make your own:
makes aprox. 16 small or 8 large Creamsicles
3 or 4 medium lemons
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon lemon extract
2 Tablespoons Lemoncello Liqueur
Remove all the zest from the lemons using a vegetable peeler to create long strips. Set lemons aside.
Combine lemon zest, cream, milk, sugar and salt in saucepan over medium heat.
Bring to a simmer, stirring until all the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let steep for 20-30 minutes until cool.
Squeeze 2/3 cup juice from the lemons. Slowly pour the lemon juice into the cooled cream mixture, stirring constantly.
Stir in Lemoncello Liqueur. Strain the mixture into two measuring cups.
Press the mixture through the strainer with the back of a spoon to get as much liquid as possible.
Pour the strained mixture into the molds and freeze until slightly set, around 2 hours.
Insert wooden sticks and freeze overnight. When ready to serve, unmold creamsicles by dipping mold in a sink of hot tap water until creamsicles loosen.
Place each creamsicle in a wine glasses with a few fresh berries for presentation.