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Creamy Limoncello

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Nutritional information

180
Calories
9 g
Fat
2 g
Saturated fat
35 mg
Cholesterol
170 mg
Sodium

Creamy Limoncello

Features:
  • Sweet
Cuisine:
    • 7 days 1 hr
    • Serves 10
    • Hard

    Ingredients

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    The creamy limoncello is the kind of rebellious drink that your taste buds need. The creamy sweetness of the sugar and the milk mixed with the zesty and daring lemon and vodka make for an extremely tantalizing drink.

    The limoncello is a digest if (which is a drink that is served at the end of the meal to help with digestion) but thanks to the addition of sugar and vodka this is more like a brighter way of ending a hearty meal.

    The amount of sugar and vodka that you add to it is up to you and so is the time of day that you consume it. But since there is vodka present, it would be advisable not to drink it on an empty stomach.

    Health Benefits

    The main ingredients of this drink, the lemons are fruits that have high Vitamin C content. Other than that it is known to have vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin E, copper, calcium, iron, etc. This fruit is highly active in preventing diabetes, constipation, and high blood pressure. It also helps aid digestion, improves the skin, hair, and teeth. Studies have even stated that lemon juice can prevent kidney stones through the formation of urinary citrate.

    The fact that it helps with the weight loss is the reason it has been used in this drink. People usually are recommended to start their day off with warm lemon water to increase their digestive system. Though it is infused with vodka, lemon will have some digestive properties.

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    How to Make Creamy Limoncello

    1. Infuse the vodka with the lemon zest for a week. Zest the lemons. Then place the zest and the vodka in a container and allow it to infuse in a dark cool place for a week.  Once the week has passed, strain the liquid through the cheesecloth in a large glass or ceramic bowl.
    2. In a large saucepan, warm the milk, add sugar and vanilla beans, seeds and pods to it. Stir and cook the mixture over medium heat till the entire composition is dissolved without any lumps present.
    3. Remove the mixture from the heat and allow it cool to room temperature, discard the vanilla bean and then strain the mixture through the cheesecloth.
    4. Then combine the vodka and lemon zest infusion with the milk and stir it together. Pour the mixture through the cheesecloth to get rid of any lumps and put it in a container like bottles.

    Trivia

    The lemons have had quite a historical journey getting from Asia all the way to Europe. They have been thought to originate from the Assam region of India, northern Burma or China. They then were introduced to Iran and Egypt and ventured into Italy as well.

    The average lifespan of the lemon tree is over 50 years, however, with proper care, it can last up to 100 years.

    Paulo Ricci

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