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Italian Lemon Ice Recipe

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Homemade Italian Lemon Ice Recipe

This Italian lemon ice is a perfect refreshing treat on a hot summer day!  Made with fresh lemons, it’s so citrusy and light!

A great thing about this Italian lemon ice is that you don’t need to have an ice cream machine or any special equipment to make it.  If the lack of an ice cream maker was holding you back from making frozen treats, this one will be your first :)  To make this delicious lemon ice, all you need is a freezer!

My favorite feature of this Italian lemon ice is the fact that it’s fairly healthy.  A healthy dessert – sounds almost too good to be true!   There is absolutely zero fat in the Italian ice – how’s that for a fat-free dessert!

Italian lemon ice uses just 3 ingredients – fresh lemons, sugar and water.  Real food and all natural – I love it! This dessert is also very cheap to make – a perfect way to save money while feeding a large crowd!

Super refreshing, easy to make, healthy and delicious – this Italian lemon ice is a true winner!

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Italian Lemon Ice Recipe

This recipe makes authentic Italian lemon ice - a perfect cool treat on a hot summer day!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian

Ingredients

  • 3 lemons
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  • Squeeze all the juice out of the lemons.  I cut each lemon into 8 parts, then squeeze each piece - this way it yields the most juice :)
  • Combine water with sugar in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for several minutes, until the water is hot.  Stir to dissolve the sugar.
  • Pour the sugar water and lemon juice into a 9-inch baking dish, and stir to combine.  Put it in the freezer.
  • After 1 hour, rake it with fork to break up the ice crystals.  Repeat raking with fork every hour until the desired consistency is reached (usually around 3-4 hours from the time you first put it in the freezer).
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