Rating: 4.42 stars
33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2

A delicious lemony treat without the bite of regular limoncello. This makes great Christmas gifts!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
5 days
total:
5 days
Servings:
20
Yield:
2 quarts
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine lemon zest and vodka in an airtight container. Cover and place in a cool, dark space, shaking the container to redistribute the lemon zest once a day for 5 days.

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  • Pour milk and sugar into a large pot and bringing to a low boil, stirring often, until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and allow milk mixture to cool to room temperature. Slowly strain vodka mixture into the milk using a sieve. Discard the lemon zest. Pour limoncello into a capped bottle and place in the freezer to chill for 1 hour. Serve cold.

Nutrition Facts

208 calories; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 24.6g; fat 1.9g; cholesterol 7.8mg; sodium 40.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (32)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2010
This drink keeps for a long time; just like other milk based liqueurs (ie. Baileys, Kahlua). I prefer to keep mine in the freezer or the fridge just out of preference Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/09/2009
how long does this stay good for? Would like to try... sounds very good. Read More
(26)
33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2010
This drink keeps for a long time; just like other milk based liqueurs (ie. Baileys, Kahlua). I prefer to keep mine in the freezer or the fridge just out of preference Read More
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2012
I had creamy limoncello at an Italian restaurant, and was told it was a secret family recipe. I decided I MUST find the recipe! Here it was! Thank you! It turned out just like the restaurant version! I made a batch before Christmas, as gifts, and for us. We finished ours in late February (kept in fridge) and it was just as good as it was in December. Do be sure to buy organic lemons, so you won't have pesticides on the zest. Read More
(27)
Rating: 3 stars
11/09/2009
how long does this stay good for? Would like to try... sounds very good. Read More
(26)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2015
Not my first time making this, but I did venture out a bit. YES, you can use whipped cream vodka, if you dare. YES, a teaspoon of vanilla into cooled milk mixture enhances the flavor. Definitely use Meyers lemons if you can get them. They are so much more smooth, less bitey, than regualr lemons. Cheers! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2017
I love cream Limoncello I have not made this one but I noticed that two people had problems with it "curdled" @FLAMINGO6719 @jkoziol Dairy can curdle for several reasons this might help. High heat can cause curdle; and with the addition of an acid the probability is higher with this. Low and slow. There might not be enough fat in the milf; skim milk will curdle much more easily than other fattier dairy products. Dairy will curdle with the addition of acid and why combining the lemon zest and vodka in an airtight container should help reduce the acid and why it needs to sit in a cool, dark space, shaking the container to redistribute the lemon zest. You can temper the milk by whisking a bit of the lemon vodka ingredients into the dairy, then slowly whisking that mixture back into the pan. Maybe that will help. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2009
This is great. Very easy to make but it does make alot and since it's largely milk you need to be sure to have some drinkers around! Read More
(14)
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Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2010
This is delicious and so easy. Much cheaper than buying creamy limoncello too. All the adults at my party enjoyed this drink. Thanks for the posting. Don't know how long it will last in the refrigerator, but if you freeze it, you will have it for a good long time. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2016
Call me a bit of a daredevil but i used 1 quart heavy cream used everclear instead of vodka and upped the the alcohol level a bit as well. Stronger than others I've had but thats just how I roll.:0) Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2014
This was good and I definitely would make again. The lemons I used were really large so I used 6 instead of 8. It was still too bitter so I added about a cup of half and half because that's all I had. That did the trick. Next time I definitely would use smaller lemons and add whole milk or half and half for some of the milk. Read More
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