Rating: 5 stars
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As kids my grandmother used to always make this Italian lemon ice on hot summer days. We loved them and now my kids love them too. The adult version is tasty too!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
4 hrs 40 mins
total:
5 hrs
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk water, sugar, and lemon zest together in a medium saucepan, then bring to a boil over high heat. Continue to whisk and boil for 5 minutes. Let mixture cool for 10 minutes. Whisk in lemon juice.

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  • Transfer mixture to an 8x8-inch pan and freeze for 1 1/2 hours.

  • Remove pan from the freezer and stir with a fork to break up the ice. Freeze again for 3 hours. Scrape and mix ice into shavings with a fork.

  • Serve in chilled glasses garnished with mint and lemon wedges. Top with raspberry-flavored liqueur as a little something extra for adults.

Cook's Note:

You can substitute orange zest and juice for lemon.

Nutrition Facts

115 calories; protein 0.4g; carbohydrates 29.2g; fat 0.1g; sodium 7.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (1)

2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2020
This was Amazing! So simple and delicious. My only change was to the 3 hrs wait time. I found that scraping every 1.5 hrs rather than wait a full 3 hrs, worked better for me. This made it easier for me to create a more fluffy batch of ice. Great recipe and good activity for kids as well. Definitely will make again! Bravo! Read More