It’s with great pleasure, I bring you my blogging friend and talent-extraordinaire, Little Miss Celebration – Fresh Idea Studio’s very first Monthly Contributor and an important part of the FIS team! Today you’re in for a real treat, we’re having a little celebration and a Frozen Lemon Souffle! #yum 🙂
Please welcome and plan to dive in to her scrumptious Southern delights every month here in the Studio.
Take it away Miss Cindy!
Hello everyone! I’m Cindy and I blog at Little Miss Celebration – I’m so happy that Therese has invited me to visit Fresh Idea Studio each month, starting today! It is a great pleasure to meet all of you and Therese, thank you so much for the honor of contributing to your lovely blog. From holidays to birthdays to a special dinner with friends, I love celebrations both big and small. Over on my blog, we mix up a lot of crafting with cooking, baking and more, sprinkle in a lot of fun and help you “craft” everything you celebrate!
Most of us probably find ourselves entertaining a lot in the summer, don’t we? From pool parties to cookouts, summer birthdays to impromptu dinners with friends, we’re making and sharing lots of good food all summer long. Today, let’s make a dessert that’s the perfect ending for any summer meal, using one of my all-time favorite flavors – lemon! Do we have any lemon lovers in the house? We can get the great look of a soufflé without an oven with this delicious, Frozen Lemon Souffle! Lemony, creamy, and rich, this frozen dessert has a texture that’s a cross between ice cream and custard. It looks great, tastes even better, plus with a few simple touches, we can make great presentation!
Frozen Lemon Soufflé
- 6 extra-large egg yolks and 4 extra-large egg whites, at room temperature
- 1 cup of sugar
- 2/3 cup fresh lemon juice (approximately 3-4 large lemons)
- Finely chopped zest of one lemon
- 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
- ¼ cup cold water
- 1 ½ cups well-chilled whipping cream
This frozen lemon soufflé can be made in either a 2-quart soufflé dish or in individual soufflé dishes. The number of individual desserts that this recipe will yield depends on the size of your individual soufflé cups. I thought it would be easier to share individual soufflés today.
Prepare soufflé dish or cups by wrapping a 3-inch wide strip of aluminum foil around the top edge of the dish to form a “collar.” I like to double the foil for extra strength. Since these aren’t going in the oven, use tape to secure the foil to the dish. We can certainly see that my measuring is more than a little off – yikes, this is like a 5″ collar!
Place the gelatin in the ¼ cup of cold water to soften and set aside. In a medium saucepan, use an electric hand mixer to beat egg yolks and sugar together until the mixture is light colored and creamy. Add lemon juice and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thick. Add softened gelatin and lemon zest to cooked mixture, continuing to cook and stir until all gelatin is dissolved. Let mixture cool.
In a mixing bowl, whip the cream until soft peaks form. In another bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Transfer the cooled egg yolk mixture to a large mixing bowl.
Fold the whipped cream into the egg yolk mixture, then fold in the egg whites.
Pour the mixture into the prepared soufflé dish or individual soufflé cups. To make it easy to place the finished mixture into individual cups, use a soup ladle!
Freeze soufflé at least 4 hours before serving. If you’d like, finish with a rosette of whipped cream and a sprinkle of grated lemon zest. For a pretty presentation, tie a sheer, yellow ribbon around the soufflé dish!
Frozen Lemon Soufflé may be just the right creamy, citrus finish for your next summer dinner or party. For my fellow lemon fans, I have few other lemony desserts you might like!
Summer sunshine and lemon….it’s a great combination!
It has been so much fun spending time with you today and I can’t wait to come back! Thanks again to the sweet and fabulous Therese! I’ll be back in August – in the meantime, you are warmly welcomed to come visit me at Little Miss Celebration any time. Have a wonderful weekend and a happy summer!