I am a very big fan of lemon ice cream. When I lived in Williamstown, the only flavor I ever got from the local ice cream shop, Lickety Split, was lemon mousse.
I have come close to replicating that flavor in a dessert I make in the summer time. It's easy. Take a half gallon of good (I'm talking Breyers or the like) vanilla ice cream. Let it thaw just a bit. Add to the soft ice cream a thawed 12 oz. can of frozen lemon or limeade concentrate. Stir well. Pour into a 9 x 13 glass pan and refreeze. If you want, you can line the bottom of the pan with a graham cracker crust, but the dessert is just fine without it.
This dessert is good, but it isn't Lickety Split lemon mousse.
Last night, though, I found the ice cream of my dreams. (Actually, I don't dream about ice cream. I don't even eat it that often. But when I do, I want it to be worth it). Well anyway, Matthew, Andrew, Olivia, and I went to downtown Concord, which was quite sleepy and quiet at 7:15 PM. The creamery closes at 8:00 during the week, but by the time we got there, they were depleted of most of their flavors. Except, thankfully, for the one I went for...lemon slice.
Oh, my! Tart. Sweet. Little slivers of crystallized lemon with the peel right in the ice cream. Perfect summer deliciousness.
I'm glad I walked six miles yesterday morning. And glad I don't live on Union Street in Concord. That would be dangerous.
Anyway, if you like lemon, if you like small towns, if you are craving hand scooped ice cream, visit Cabarrus Creamery. And if you don't like lemon, you could always try the Moon Pie ice cream. How southern is that?!