Earl Grey with Lemon Ice Cream | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Earl Grey with Lemon Ice Cream

Earl Grey with Lemon Ice Cream | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

I do almost everything from a list. I find decision-making to be paralyzingly stressful, so I just make lists of everything I want to try or need to do, and then I check stuff off the list. Sometimes I have weird, complicated rules about how I organize my various lists. Sometimes I use a random number generator to decide what to do next. I’m crazy.

When I get really bored or really stressed, I find something to make a list of. The longer the better. Is the list useful? Doesn’t really matter. Just the act of creating a list is soothing to me. I can get into a total flow state and go for ages copying down recipes or movies or essential oils or any number of other silly things. What’s wrong with me? Is there anyone else on the entire planet who does this?

Earl Grey with Lemon Ice Cream | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

So my allegiance to the list is why I’m bringing you ice cream in October. It was next. Just put on a sweater, kids, because this Earl Grey with Lemon Ice Cream is awesome. I can never say Earl Grey without thinking of Captain Jean Luc Picard, so I’m pretty sure they would serve this ice cream in the officer’s dining room on the Enterprise. You should serve it at your house, too.

You do need an ice cream machine for this. I have an ice cream attachment for my KitchenAid stand mixer, and I find it works great. We’re going to steep some loose leaf Earl Grey in some warm cream before creating our creme anglaise base. We’re only adding in the lemon juice just before spinning the ice cream in the machine. It’s possibly a two day project, but most of it is just waiting for things to cool/freeze. It’s all gonna be worth it because nothing is good as homemade ice cream.

Oh, and you’ll have some leftover egg whites from this recipe. Use them to make meringue nests, then serve your ice cream on them. You’re a genius.

Earl Grey with Lemon Ice Cream | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Raise a pinky, friends, and make some Earl Grey with Lemon Ice Cream. It’s the right thing to do in any season.

Recipe from O&O Eats.

Ginger Iced Tea Lemonade | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Ginger Iced Tea Lemonade

Ginger Iced Tea Lemonade | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

I’m delighted to report that we had the loveliest sunny day here in Glasgow. A week ago it was downright cold, and I worried that summer had slipped away completely. It’s made a beautifully roaring comeback today. Unfortunately, we’re back in school this week, so I had to spend most of it indoors working. I did manage to slip away from my desk for a moment. I absolutely had to have an iced tea. What else are you supposed to do when the sun shines?

Ginger Iced Tea Lemonade | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

If you’re still enjoying lovely sunny days, make the most of it by making up some Ginger Iced Tea Lemonade. It’s tangy, sweet, and deep all at once. Absolutely perfect for lazy days on the porch with a good book.

If you have the patience or some sort of fancy juicing apparatus, by all means squeeze fresh lemons. It will be grand. If you can’t be bothered, don’t worry. Nothing is ruined. A jar of lemon juice works just as well. You’ll get no judgment here. 

Ginger Iced Tea Lemonade | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

I’ve learned to properly appreciate the sunshine while living in Scotland, and I’ve learned to live it up with Ginger Iced Tea Lemonade because that’s what summer is for.

Ginger Iced Tea Lemonade
Serves 4
Ginger Iced Tea Lemonade is exactly what you need on a sunny day.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 cups water, divided
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 2-inch piece of fresh ginger, sliced
  4. 2 black tea bags
  5. 2/3 cup lemon juice
  6. 1 cup soda water
Instructions
  1. In a small sauce pan, stir together one cup of water and the sugar. Add in the sliced ginger and place the pan over a low heat. Stir gently and heat until the sugar is completely dissolved. Set aside to cool.
  2. Your other two cups of water are going to come from a recently boiled kettle. Guys, we're just making tea. I put my boiled water into a large measuring cup with the two tea bags and steep it for about two minutes. Don't leave it too long or your tea will be bitter. You know how you like it. Remove the tea bags and set aside to cool.
  3. Once the hot stuff is no longer scorching, we can begin to combine everything into one beautiful drink. In a large pitcher or whatever you'd like to serve it from, add 1 cup (or up to 1-1/3 cups depending on how sweet you like it) of your ginger syrup, making sure to strain out the ginger as you add it in. Combine that with your tea, lemon juice, and soda water. Put this in the fridge to get it nice and cold.
  4. Serve over ice. A lemon wedge and a sprig of mint never hurt anything if you want to get fancy.
Adapted from Brown Eyed Baker
Adapted from Brown Eyed Baker
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