Watermelon Sundae

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Ingredients

  • 1 (15-oz):cold container whole-milk ricotta (1-2/3 cups) or 1-2/3 cups fresh ricotta
  • 3 oz cream:cheese, softened
  • 1 cup:cold whole milk
  • 1 cup:sugar
  • 2 tablespoons:dark rum
  • 1 teaspoon:finely grated fresh lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon:vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon:salt
  • 1/3 cup:cold heavy cream
  • 1 (4 1/2- to 5-lb):wedge of watermelon, cut into 1-inch-thick slices and chilled
  • 1 oz fine-quality:bittersweet chocolate (from a 3-oz bar), shaved (1/4 cup)

Preparation

Preparation

  1. Blend cheeses, milk, sugar, rum, zest, vanilla, and salt in a blender until smooth, about 1 minute.
  2. Add cream and blend until just combined, about 5 seconds.
  3. Freeze mixture in ice cream maker, then transfer to an airtight container and put in freezer to harden, at least 3 hours.
  4. Put scoops of ice cream on watermelon slices and top with chocolate shavings.

I found this recipe in Gourmet Magazine in 2006 and LOVE it. You do need an ice cream maker for this one.

Publish date:
Mar 7, 2011
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