Friday, July 27, 2012

Limoncello Freeze

This Limoncello Freeze dessert is so refreshing.

When life gives you lemons, forget lemonade!  Pucker up for a real lemony dessert with a little Limoncello that kicks it up a notch!  I have a love affair with lemons and always on the search for a good, light and refreshing dessert.  This one fits the bill.

I was inspired from Cooking Light but tweaked it a bit to give it more layers and make it look a little more fancy pants (and maybe a few less more calories!).  I would say before starting, that less is more... meaning I would make them in even smaller glasses than what is shown above.  I think we could have split one and it would have been enough.  So when reading the recipe, plan on a serving of 4.

Ingredients:
-crushed vanilla wafers (just enough to have a thin layer on the bottom)
-1 cup reduced fat vanilla bean ice cream, softened
-1/2 cup lemon curd that has been mixed with 3 T Limoncello
-cool whip or whipped topping

Assemble:
- place crumbs in bottom of glasses and press down a bit
-mix together ice cream and 3 T of the curd/Limoncello mixture and place evenly on top of crumbs
-divide the remaining mixture over the ice cream and freeze for about an hour*
-serve with favorite topping

*I only had ours in the freezer about 45 minutes.  With the alcohol, I don't think they would freeze rock hard but if they do, just set them out for a bit.

Life gave me lemons so I made my own curd from the Limoncello cupcakes, but honestly, next time I would just buy the jar in the grocery store - keep it simple!




The lemon dessert on lemon place mats - so chic :-)


23 comments:

  1. You had me at lemon! I love anything lemon, especially in summer. So refreshing. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Love seeing new faces. Following you now. Have a blessed week & come back soon. ~EMM

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  2. Wow, this looks amazing! We have friends that make their own lemoncello, so I will be making this soon. I am your newest follower. A hint, turn off the word verification in Settings, then comments. Most people shy away from leaving comments with that turned on.

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  3. This is so easy and it looks heavenly! What a great dessert~ Thanks for bringing the sweetness to ON THE MENU MONDAY!

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  4. This looks fantastic. I love lemons and lemoncello so this is a must!

    I host a weekly meme called Seasonal Sundays. Perhaps you'll join in one of these Sundays. Your recipe couldn't be more summery!

    - The Tablescaper

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  5. This look so good and your pictures are fantastic! Love your blog! New follower. Yay for being blog friends! :)

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  6. I just love limoncello. Great work. Cheers

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    1. Thank you... it is a great flavor and refreshing!

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  7. This looks so yummy! i'd love for you to share this at Pin Inspiration http://www.addhousewife.com/2012/08/pin-inspiration-party-81.html

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  8. Oh my! This looks so refreshing and delish! You have so many great recipes here and I am so happy you joined in at Back For Seconds Social! Have a great night!

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  9. Lemon is my favorite. This looks delicious!! I'd love to have you link this up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/08/tasty-thursdays-2.html

    Thanks, Nichi

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  10. This is so perfect for summer! It looks delicious!

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  11. Wow! I love Lemoncello. I'll have to save this for when I'm back in the kitchen. I hopped over from Back for Seconds.

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  12. Ooo yummy! I love lemon flavored goodies. I bet this is good. :) Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays!

    Julie

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  13. This looks refreshing. Perfect for warm summer evening. Thanks.

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  14. Oooh -- looks beautiful and sounds so easy to make. A nice summery refresher. Thanks for sharing on Busy Monday!

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  15. This looks delicious, I can just imagine how it must taste!

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  16. Yum! This looks too good. Thanks so much for sharing on "I Gotta Try That"
    You have a great week!
    Marcie

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  17. Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  18. Thank you so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays last week. Hope to see you again this week!! The party is live at http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/08/tasty-thursdays-3.html

    Nichi – The Mandatory Mooch

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  19. That looks wonderful. Even better than lemon mirangue!

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  20. Oh this looks so scrumptious!

    I would love for you to link up at the Mommy Archive - we're focusing on favourite freezer recipes and tips this week, Alice x

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