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Lemon Italian Ice

Sweet and citrusy, this Lemon Italian Ice is a treat to keep you cool during the long innings of a ball game.

Winni Recipes | Lemon Italian Ice


· 4 cups water

· 1 cup granulated sugar

· 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest

· 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice


• Gather the ingredients.

• Bring the water to a boil. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved.

• Allow the water to cool. Add lemon zest and juice and stir to combine.

• Pour the mixture into a baking pan and place in the freezer.

• Gently stir the crystals every 30 minutes or so and leave until all of the liquid is crystallized but not frozen solid, and the mixture is smooth—about 3 hours. When you can no longer stir the mixture, scrape it with a fork as it begins to freeze.

• Scoop into small cups to serve.


• If you find that the lemon Italian ice has become too hard, use a large metal spoon or fork to scrape the mixture and break up the ice crystals. Serve immediately.

• You can make this recipe ahead of time if you like and store in the freezer, covered, for up to 4 days.

• If you prefer your Italian ice slushy, remove from the fridge sooner once it has reached your desired consistency.

• Do not use bottled lemon juice for this recipe, and when zesting the lemon be careful not to include the white pith; both will leave the Italian ice tasting very bitter.


Source: “Lemon Italian Ice”. Recipe. N.p. 28 Dec. 2022. Web. 7 March 2023.


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