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Creamy Limoncello Recipe
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Creamy Limoncello

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

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Original recipe makes 2 quarts Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    5 days 2 hrs 20 mins


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 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

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 09, 2009

how long does this stay good for? Would like to try... sounds very good.


12 Ratings

Dec 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!

Jun 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.

Jan 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.

Feb 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!

Feb 16, 2013

This recipe came out wonderful! Now, it's just putting them into pretty , decorative bottles.

Jan 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.


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