With summer in full swing, there’s so much to look forward to this time of year. Long sunny days are perfect for outdoor summer entertaining, from family barbecues, drinks by the water, and intimate garden parties. One of the best ways to make hosting memorable is by incorporating summer recipes that remind me of moments as a kid, I’ve gathered together one of my favourite lemon ice cream recipe and a few of my favourite summer finds from Walmart Home to share with you.
Whether you’re grilling outdoors or your kids are carrying on the tradition of having a lemonade stand, lemonade is the quintessential summer drink. A classic glass pitcher is a beautiful way to serve refreshing lemonade, ice water, or sweet iced tea. Walmart Home carries unique and decorative home essentials to make sure your lemonade stand or summer table stands out, and I found a vintage-inspired wooden lemon reamer there that makes juice extraction a breeze. I find it so easy to stop by Walmart and grab nice finds to liven up my tablescape. See below some of my top picks to have this summer!
The weather is heating up fast here, and fresh homemade ice cream is the sweetest ending to a summer meal. It’s surprisingly easy to make and a total crowd-pleaser with both my kids and guests. This ice cream recipe is so good, the lemon adds a tart citrusy flavour to this smooth and creamy dessert that serves beautifully in a cone or in a summer ice cream float. If you don’t have an ice cream machine, I would highly recommend this one, you’ll definitely be reaching for it again and again this season. Definitely a must-have for enjoying the best homemade ice cream all summer!
Creamy Lemon Ice Cream
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5-8 minutes
Inactive time: 12 hours/overnight
Makes 3 cups
1½ cups whole milk
1 cup white sugar
4 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla
2-3 strips of lemon peel
1¾ cups whipping cream
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1. In a medium saucepan, heat milk and lemon peel to just under a boil. Remove from the heat.
2. Separate the egg yolks and whisk together the sugar and egg yolks in a bowl.
3. Slowly pour the warm milk over the egg yolks to temper. Cook over low heat, constantly stirring with a wooden spoon until thickened and just coats the back of the spoon.
4. Strain the sauce into a bowl and add vanilla, whipping cream, and lemon juice.
5. Cover and let chill in the fridge overnight.
6 . Mix according to your ice cream maker. Place in a resealable container.
7. Freeze overnight, serve and enjoy!
Why not try and make some delicious ice cream floats too-
Photography by Janis Nicolay Photography
Thank you to Walmart for sponsoring this post, all opinions and views are my own.