Italian Lemon Ice

Sunday, July 9, 2017
This is how to make lemon Italian ice. 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







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.



this is an Italian lemon ice and using an ice cream maker to whip the syrup with water and sugar



Ice Cream Machine



It's worth investing in 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, Utica, New York,  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 is something from childhood you will always miss, that is etched in your mind forever, this recipe is it.


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 flavors in the recipe card below you can try like orange, strawberry and more.



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



No comparison



This refreshing confection is so much better than anything you can buy in the supermarkets.


It's a smooth fluffy texture and not icy at all made in the ice cream machine, and it's just the perfect slushy lemon ice.


I promise you will never buy it again.



making a simple syrup on top of the stove to make an Italian Lemon ice



Water and boiling



You're really making a simple syrup for this lemon ice.


I do use bottled water, it seems to be pure with no after taste and works the best for flavor.


You must follow the directions exactly, make sure you don't stop the boiling process before the time allotted.


After many tries, this is almost exactly 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 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 old days.


I still miss my family, friends and the bakeries.



This is a photo of fresh lemons used to make Italian lemon ice in an ice cream maker with sugar and water syrup




Fresh Lemons Are the Best To Use:



You can use part fresh and part concentrate, but if you want the best results, I recommend all fresh lemons.


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 in the recipe card below.


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




Here are some more Ice Cream Recipes to try:



Pumpkin Ice Cream
Pistachio Chocolate Chun
Banana Split Ice Cream
Peanut Butter Cup
Italian Cannoli Ice Cream




Italian Lemon Ice Pin for Later




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







freezer container with lemons in a bowl with italian lemon ice in it



Tips:


  • Boil the water exactly to what is called for in the recipe
  • You can double this recipe
  • If using concentrate, make sure you use more fresh than concentrated or it will be too tart
  • Freeze in a large plastic container until slushy, then add the ice cream maker
  • Set your time for at least 25 minutes for the ice cream maker to make it smooth and fluffy ice
  • I prefer to use bottled water over tap water





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Yield: 8

Lemon Italian Ice

prep time: 12 min cook time: total time: 12 mins
This is how to make a lemon Italian Ice

ingredients:

  • 2 cups of bottled water
  • 2 cups of 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.

instructions:

  1. 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 overnight.
  2. 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.
  3. ( To use Ice cream maker, make sure mixture is slushy before adding to machine (follow manufacturer instructions).
  4. Take ice trays out, shave frozen with a food processor from the 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.
  5. Keep in airtight container, in the freezer.
  6. This method won't come out right without stirring every half hour.
  7. Here are some optional flavors following the same instructions: always boiling the water and sugar together first to make a simple syrup.
  8. FRESH PEACH, RASPBERRY or STRAWBERRY ICE
  9. 1 cup of sugar
  10. 2 1/2 cups water
  11. 1 1/2 cups of either fruit using raspberries, strawberries or peaches (peaches must be peeled, sliced, ripe peaches)
  12. 11/2 to 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  13. Puree fruit in a blender with lemon juice.
  14. ORANGE ICE
  15. 2 cups of water
  16. 1 cup of sugar
  17. 1 cup fresh orange juice
  18. 1 grated orange rind (no white part)
  19. 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  20. GRAPE ICE
  21. 2/3 cup sugar
  22. 11/2 cups water
  23. 1 cup grape juice
  24. 1/4 cup orange juice or pineapple juice
  25. 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  26. instructions:
  27. Heat water and sugar to boiling. Simmer for 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves.
  28.  Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice and zest. Cool to room temperature. 
  29. Divide evenly to three ice trays freeze until almost frozen, stirring every half hour when slushy freeze overnight.
  30. This mixture has to be put in a container and then slightly frozen before using an ice cream maker. 
  31. After freeing, put the slushy mixture into the ice cream maker it takes around 35 to 40 minutes to reach a perfect consistency.
  32. ( To use Ice cream maker, make sure mixture is slushy before adding to machine (follow manufacturer instructions).
  33. Take ice trays out, shave frozen with a food processor from the mixture in ice trays which is recommended, you can use the back of a fork however much harder to do. 
  34. 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.
  35. Keep in airtight container, in the freezer.
  36. This method won't come out right without stirring every half hour.
  37. Here are some optional flavors following the same instructions: always boiling the water and sugar together first to make a simple syrup.
calories
179
fat (grams)
6
sat. fat (grams)
0
carbs (grams)
22
net carbs
11
protein (grams)
0
sugar (grams)
22
Created using The Recipes Generator






Italian Lemon Ice Pin for Later




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




Don't Forget to Try One of My Favorite Ice Creams Below:




Cannoli Ice Cream





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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