Recipe Swap: Lemon Ice


What wonderful timing to have the Summer Dessert Edition of Recipe Swap now! It's so hot here in Houston that anything sweet and refreshing will be an absolute delight. This recipe takes some melting of sugar on the stove, but no need to heat up the oven.

This is one I made years ago from the Samantha cookbook from American Girl (which I still have after all this time). So it's easy. I haven't made it since then, but I still remember how yummy it tastes. So here is the recipe, typed up as originally written just for fun:
Lemon Ice

4 lemons
1 orange
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 cups water

Sharp knife
Cutting board
Bowl to fit juicer
Measuring cups
2-quart saucepan
Wooden spoon
Large mixing bowl
Plastic container with lid
Large metal spoon

1. Have an adult help you cut the lemons and orange in half on the cutting board.
2. Set the juicer over the bowl so the edges fit tightly.
3. Squeeze the juice out of the lemon and orange halves by turning them back and forth on the juicer while pushing down.
4. Measure the water and sugar into the saucepan. Stir them well.
5. Heat the mixture over medium heat until it boils, or bubbles rapidly, for 10 minutes.
6. Have an adult help you pour the water and sugar mixture into the large mixing bowl.
7. Pour the juice through the strainer into the mixing bowl. Stir the mixture well. Then let it cool.
8. Pour the mixture into the plastic container and cover it. Freeze the lemon ice for several hours until it is hard.
9. Use the large spoon to scrape shavings off the top of the lemon ice and shape them into scoop-size servings.

Whew! Don't you just love how the recipe defines "boil"? That's what I get for transcribing a recipe geared towards 9-year-olds.

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  1. beth@thenaturalmommy said...
    Oh, YUM. Low fat too? (Ignoring sugar content) perfect summer treat. :-) I'm excited to try this!

    Oh, and thanks for explaining what "boil" means. I was wondering...
    ashley @ twentysixcats said...
    I loved the American Girl cookbook! Our family's favorite meal was Kirsten's Swedish porridge. (I think that's what it was called...)
    Beth said...
    Beth, make sure to have an adult with you too. That was the number 1 safety tip.

    Ashley, I've never seen any other American Girl cookbooks, but I bet they would be a lot of fun to skim! I just glanced through the Samantha one again, and it's so cute. :-) What other ones have you read besides Kirsten's?
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