Lemon Verbena Ice Cream

Staff Writer
Lemon Verbena Ice Cream
Courtesy of Robert Mondavi Winery

Lemon verbana ice cream.

Want a sweet treat to go with your wine pairings this summer? In honor of what would have been Robert Mondavi's 100th birthday, the winery has whipped up a lemon verbana ice cream that goes perfectly with all of your summer meals. The suggested Mondavi wine for it? The 2009 Robert Mondavi Woodbridge Moscato. The bright fruit character of the Woodbridge Moscato is complemented by the bright lemon flavor of this ice cream. This ice cream is not overly sweet, so it complements the sweetness in the wine rather than overpowering it.

4
Servings
653
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup lemon verbena
  • 1 quart half-and-half
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons corn syrup
  • 9 egg yolks
  • 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Small pinch of salt

Directions

Warm the half-and-half with the lemon verbena. Do not boil. Once warm, cover and steep for 1 hour.  After 1 hour, reheat the half-and-half and stir in the sugar and corn syrup with a wooden spoon. Once hot, temper the egg yolks by adding a little half-and-half to the yolks. Add 3 tablespoons, 1 at a time, thus bringing up the temperature of the egg yolks. Then add the yolks to the half-and-half and stir on low heat. It will take about 5 minutes to make the custard. It is ready when it coats the back of a wooden spoon. Once done, strain the custard and add the vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. Refrigerate until very cold and process in your ice cream machine as per the manufacturer’s instructions.

Lemon Verbena Shopping Tip

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Lemon Verbena Cooking Tip

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
36g
55%
Sugar
70g
N/A
Saturated Fat
20g
100%
Cholesterol
418mg
100%
Protein
13g
25%
Carbs
75g
25%
Vitamin A
350µg
39%
Vitamin B12
1µg
23%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
12.1%
Vitamin C
30mg
50%
Vitamin D
2µg
1%
Vitamin E
2mg
8%
Vitamin K
3µg
4%
Calcium
309mg
31%
Fiber
1g
6%
Folate (food)
57µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
57µg
14%
Iron
1mg
7%
Magnesium
30mg
8%
Monounsaturated
12g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.3mg
1.3%
Phosphorus
356mg
51%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
422mg
12%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.5mg
31.8%
Sodium
177mg
7%
Sugars, added
58g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
11%
Zinc
2mg
13%

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