Crema di Limoncello (Cream of Limoncello)

Background and History

Crema di Limoncello, a luscious and velvety liqueur, is a luxurious variation of the classic Italian Limoncello. Originating from the Amalfi Coast, Limoncello has been a traditional lemon-flavored digestif for centuries. Crema di Limoncello adds a creamy twist to this beloved concoction, offering a smooth and indulgent experience that captures the essence of sun-kissed Italian lemons.



10, organic, washed and peeled (only the yellow part of the peel).


2 cups.

Granulated Sugar

2 cups.

Whole Milk

1 cup.

Heavy Cream

1 cup.


Makes approximately 1.5 liters


Preparation Time

30 minutes

Infusion Time

7-10 days

Total Time

Approximately 10 days


Prepare Lemon Zest Infusion

Place lemon peels in a large glass container and pour vodka over them.

Seal the container and let it sit in a cool, dark place for 7-10 days, shaking occasionally.

Strain the Lemon Infusion

After the infusion period, strain the lemon-infused vodka to remove lemon peels.

Prepare Simple Syrup

In a saucepan, combine granulated sugar with 1 cup of water.

Heat over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Allow it to cool.

Combine Lemon Infusion and Simple Syrup

Mix the lemon-infused vodka with the simple syrup. Stir well.

Prepare Cream Mixture

In a separate bowl, whisk together whole milk and heavy cream.

Combine Cream and Lemon Mixture

Slowly pour the cream mixture into the lemon-infused vodka and syrup mixture, stirring continuously.

Bottle and Chill

Funnel the Crema di Limoncello into clean bottles.

Seal the bottles and refrigerate for at least 24 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

(Values may vary based on specific ingredients and variations)

Calories: ~150 per 2 oz serving

Fat: ~5g

Carbohydrates: ~20g

Protein: ~1g


Use organic lemons for the best flavor and avoid the bitter white pith.

Adjust the sugar-to-water ratio in the simple syrup based on sweetness preference.

Crema di Limoncello is best served chilled as a digestif.

Allergy Warning

Check for dairy and alcohol allergies, especially with milk and vodka.

Customize the recipe to accommodate specific dietary restrictions or allergies.

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