One of my favorite desserts is lemon Italian Ice, and I frequently buy the little cups of it available in the grocery store. It recently occurred to me to try to make it myself. I mean, how hard could it be?
As it turns out — not very hard at all! I googled recipes and did some research, and came up with my own recipe.
I bought 8 lemons.
Then I made a simple syrup, which is just water and sugar at a 2 to 1 ratio: so I did 4 cups of water and 2 cups of sugar.
Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, and let it boil until the syrup is clear. Cool and chill. I put it in a bowl, covered with plastic wrap, and chilled in the refrigerator overnight.
The next day, I juiced my lemons.
I needed 2 cups of lemon juice and each lemon yields abut a quarter cup of juice, so I juiced all 8 of my lemons. The end result:
I added the lemon juice, along with a cup of water, to the chilled simple syrup.
I now have just under 2 quarts of liquid. since my ice cream freezer holds 2 quarts, this is just right.
I put the lid on, turned it on, and let it process for half an hour.
After half an hour, I had this:
Frozen lemon ice!
I spooned it into individual containers:
Put the lids on, and they are ready for the freezer!
The homemade lemon ice tastes so much better because I used fresh lemon juice.
What Loki did to help:
Today I am completing my Britta Cowl. Stay tuned!