Grandma Peggy's Lemon Ice


This is a secret recipe from my husband's grandmother Peggy. I have never tasted anything else quite as good. It is super easy and amazingly delicious.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 10 mins
8 servings


  • 1 quart half-and-half

  • 1 ½ cups sugar

  • ½ cup lemon juice

  • lemons, zested


  1. Mix half-and-half, sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest together in a bowl. Freeze mixture until ice crystals form, about 1 hour. Remove mixture from freezer, stir to distribute ice crystals, and return to freezer until ice crystals form again, about 1 hour.

  2. Repeat freezing and stirring process twice. Cover the bowl with a lid and freeze until solid, about 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

306 Calories
14g Fat
44g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 306
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 50mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 10mg 50%
Calcium 130mg 10%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 178mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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