Meyer Lemon Ricotta Black Pepper

Since we’re on the citrus kick, I’ve dug up a flavor that I’ve contemplated for nearly a year.  Meyer lemons are one of my favorite citrus fruits and I wanted to make an ice cream that didn’t have  swirl or a syrup, but was straight up flavored with the fruit.  We’re no stranger to incorporating cheese in our ice creams either, but this marks the first time we’ve used Ricotta.  Its sweet mild flavor seemed like a nice way to balance the sweet and sour of the lemon, and black pepper is a way to finish it off with a little bite.

Meyer Lemon








Similar to last week’s flavor Lime with Macadamia and Ginger Caramel, we use zest from the lemon –

Meyer Lemon Zest








we also juiced the lemons and reduced them into a syrup to further intensify the lemon flavor once added to the cream.

Meyer Lemon Syrup








Then the cream base was made, using our organic cane sugar base along with this beautiful, tasty ricotta from the Seward Co-op









All ingredients were blended, with fresh ground black pepper added in right before the churn

Black Pepper








The end result is a light, yet rich lemon infused ice cream with an added creaminess from the Ricotta and a nice chirp of black pepper at the end

Meyer Lemon Ricotta Black Pepper








You can win one of the only two pints in the world, filled with this fabulous, scratch made craft ice cream in our weekly pint giveaway. Enter your name in the comments section here, or on our facebook page under the posted contest.  2 lucky winners will be drawn randomly on Friday 2/8 at 4pm.  Winners must be able to pick up locally and give us feedback. Pints must be claimed by email within one week or we will redistribute. 🙂 Good luck!





5 Replies to “Meyer Lemon Ricotta Black Pepper”

  1. This is the one. I would love to try this one more than any other and I would really like it if you picked me this week.

  2. I feel like all of these flavors are strong but would seriously stand to balance one another out. I hope I win so I can nom!

  3. Keep doing what y’all are doing.
    Will you be at the North Coast Nosh this weekend?

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