Italian Lemon Ice

Sunday, July 9, 2017
A delicious slushy type of Italian Lemon flavored ice that is the most refreshing way to cool off on a hot day.During the hot summers in Upstate Utica, New York, we couldn't wait until all the Italian pastry shops started to put this back on their menu after a long hard winter. This is found in most Utica, New York specialty bakeries.



utica new york Italian lemon ice is a frozen Italian lemon confection that freezes into a creamy lemon almost sherbet style ice cream. The ice is very popular in Italian. this lemon ice is in a white ice cream dish








Addicting and Unforgettable



Once you have eaten this delicious ice in Upstate New York, from childhood through adulthood you will always remember this taste and think of summer.


There really was nothing more refreshing than this icy confection on a hot day in Upstate, New York.


It's worth investing into an ice cream machine, it comes out really whipped and creamy!


I made this for every family get together here in Florida now.



Italian lemon ice is a frozen Italian lemon confection that freezes into a creamy lemon almost sherbet style ice cream. The ice is very popular in Italian. this lemon ice is in a white ice cream dish




Growing Up In Utica New York



We had the best bakeries that specialized in Italian Lemon Ice where I grew up.


We couldn't wait every summer when they would put this back on their menu to buy.


People in our hometown would stand in line for hours waiting to get this delicious creamy whipped ice with that lemony flavor.


It was the most refreshing confection we had all summer long.



Italian lemon ice is a frozen Italian lemon confection that freezes into a creamy lemon almost sherbet style ice cream. The ice is very popular in Italian. this lemon ice is in a white ice cream dish




Moving away and missing the foods



After I moved away to Florida, there are something from childhood like the Italian lemon ice, that is etched in your mind forever.


I had to try hard to recreate it since I hardly get home and travel there to get all the different childhood foods.


Italian lemon ice tops the list of missing those hard to find tastes moving away.



Italian lemon ice is a frozen Italian lemon confection that freezes into a creamy lemon almost sherbet style ice cream. The ice is very popular in Italian. this lemon ice is in a white ice cream dish




Simple and Refreshing




Even though lemon is the original flavor, ice is refreshing in any flavor you like and easily can be changed.


I love lime and have a lime tree, so use lime juice some time for a refreshing change of ice flavor.


I also have more recipes below for other flavors.



Italian lemon ice is a frozen Italian lemon confection that freezes into a creamy lemon almost sherbet style ice cream. The ice is very popular in Italian. this lemon ice is in a white ice cream dish



Perfection Using Ice Cream Machines



After many tries, this is almost exactly to what I remember.


Using an ice cream machine to make the Italian lemon ice is a must have.



Italian lemon ice is a frozen Italian lemon confection that freezes into a creamy lemon almost sherbet style ice cream. The ice is very popular in Italian. this lemon ice is in a white ice cream dish



Smooth and Lemony



It whips the ice so that is comes creamy and doesn't freeze like ice does. It has no crystals in it and is smooth as silk.


I love this recipe and make it often. It brings me back in time, makes me remember the good ole days.


I still miss my family, friends and the bakeries.


Those memories are no replacement to my childhood days, but this sure brings a smile to my face when I eat it and the family loves it too. We just can't get enough of this Italian lemon ice.


If you would love to learn how to make Italian lemon ice with or without an ice cream machine, see both directions.


Italian Lemon Ice is easy to make and you will love it all summer long!



Italian lemon ice is a frozen Italian lemon confection that freezes into a creamy lemon almost sherbet style ice cream. The ice is very popular in Italian. this lemon ice is in a white ice cream dish




Watch My Video On Making Italian Lemon Ice





Here are some more Ice Cream Recipes to try:


Pumpkin Ice Cream

Pistachio Chocolate Chunk

Banana Split Ice Cream

Peanut Butter Cup


Italian Cannoli Ice Cream



lemon, italian ice , freezer, ice cream

prep time: cook time: total time:

ingredients:

Traditional Italian Lemon  Ice


2 cups of bottled water
2 cups sugar
Zest of 2 lemons ( grated and set aside) around 1 tablespoon
1 1/2 cups of fresh lemon juice  (I use all fresh lemons)  note: (if using reconstituted) use at least 2 fresh lemons squeezed and enough reconstituted juice to make one cup. You can also use limes.

Heat water and sugar to boiling. Simmer for 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice and zest. Cool to room temperature. Divide evenly to three ice trays freeze until almost frozen, stirring every half hour when slushy freeze over night.

This mixture has to be put in a container and then slightly frozen before using an ice cream maker. After freeing, put the slushy mixture into the ice cream maker it takes around 35 to 40 minutes to reach a perfect consistency.

( To use Ice cream maker, make sure mixture is slushy before adding to machine (follow manufacturer instructions).

Take ice trays out, shave frozen with a food processor from mixture in ice trays which is recommended, you can use the back of a fork however much harder to do. If you have a hard time getting this shaved with a fork or getting this out of the trays, microwave for 10 seconds, remove ice . 

 Keep in air tight container, in freezer.
This method won't come out right without stirring every half hour.

Here are some optional flavors following same instructions: always boiling the water and sugar together first to make a simple syrup.

FRESH PEACH, RASPBERRY or STRAWBERRY ICE
1 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups of either fruits using raspberries, strawberries or peaches (peaches must be peeled , sliced, ripe peaches)
11/2 to 2 teaspoons lemon juice
Puree fruit in blender with lemon juice.

ORANGE ICE
2 cups water
1 cup sugar
1 cup fresh orange juice
1 grated orange rind (no white part)
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice

GRAPE ICE
2/3 cup sugar
11/2 cups water
1 cup grape juice
1/4 cup orange juice or pineapple juice
2 Tablespoons lemon juice

instructions:

Heat water and sugar to boiling. Simmer for 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice and zest. Cool to room temperature. Divide evenly to three ice trays freeze until almost frozen, stirring every half hour when slushy freeze over night.

This mixture has to be put in a container and then slightly frozen before using an ice cream maker. After freeing, put the slushy mixture into the ice cream maker it takes around 35 to 40 minutes to reach a perfect consistency.

( To use Ice cream maker, make sure mixture is slushy before adding to machine (follow manufacturer instructions).

Take ice trays out, shave frozen with a food processor from mixture in ice trays which is recommended, you can use the back of a fork however much harder to do. If you have a hard time getting this shaved with a fork or getting this out of the trays, microwave for 10 seconds, remove ice . 

 Keep in air tight container, in freezer.
This method won't come out right without stirring every half hour.

Here are some optional flavors following same instructions: always boiling the water and sugar together first to make a simple syrup.
calories
145
fat (grams)
0
sat. fat (grams)
0
carbs (grams)
11
net carbs
0
sugar (grams)
13
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Italian lemon ice is a frozen Italian lemon confection that freezes into a creamy lemon almost sherbet style ice cream. The ice is very popular in Italian. this lemon ice is in a white ice cream dish




27 comments

  1. i didn't realize it was so easy to make. perfect for hot days like day (100+ degrees)

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  2. I am so so grateful for this recipe! I had loads of this in Italy and it was so refreshing! So great to be able to recreate the flavours! Thank you :)

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  3. Oh yes...this is the type treat I grew up on. Rita's water ice or any of the venders that had ices outside Philadelphia. I miss the foods from the Philly area the most.

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  4. I haven't had Italian Ice in a long time. This brings back wonderful memories... :) Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

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  5. Yea for Upstate New York! That's where I am, and this Italian Ice, especially lemon, is my husband's favorite. I agree that it brings back wonderful memories-

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  6. What a beautiful, refreshing treat. And so easy!

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  7. Looks very delicious and what a great treat for a steamy hot day!

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  8. Oh I haven't had an Italian ice in years! This sounds great.

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  9. Yum! So fresh and delicious! Looks great!

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  10. One of my favourite lemon ice creams! I'm not really into ice-cream usually but this one looks very good

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  11. ilove home made ice withe citrus flavours... this looks really delicious

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  12. My grandfather use to take me for lemon ice as a kid and it has always brought back memories of him. I love its fresh flavor.

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  13. This looks so yummy and refreshing, thanks for sharing! I'm popping by to visit from Katherine's linky!
    Cheers,
    Char
    http://1epicmom.com

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  14. This is one of my favorite things! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. XO

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  15. I made this with lime, mint and a little tequilla, I put the fresh crushed mint and tequilla in with the simple suryp them removed the leaves when the suryp cooled down. The alcohol boils out, but this tasted amazing!!

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  16. I love all the delicious variations!! Perfect for this hot summer!!!

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  17. @Carmen Salerno I would say around 4 cups. I always double the recipe for a family gathering. Comes out fine doubled :)

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  18. I love Italian Ice but I've never made it! It looks really good and it's just in time to make for Summer!

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  19. Love how easy this is. Not to mention, that lemon is one of my favourite flavours. Perfect on a hot summer day like today :)

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  20. It's going to be a "feels like" temperature of 105° here today. I need this.

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  21. This is fantastic! The kids will love this.

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  22. This looks so refreshing and perfect for summer, Can't wait to try it!

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  23. Excuse me while I go order an ice cream machine... LOVE Italian ice -- so refreshing and summery!

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