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Limoncello Ice

Limoncello Ice
Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

This refreshing lemon ice makes a wonderful end to dinner. Or, to impress, serve it as a palate-freshener between courses; in that case, reduce the amount of sugar slightly for a tangier flavor. It's flavored with limoncello, an Italian liqueur. ... Read more

Total time: 5 minutes plus 1 1/2 hours chilling | Serves 6
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup limoncello
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

Step 1Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Simmer just until the sugar dissolves and turns clear, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and let the mixture cool to room temperature. Stir in the limoncello and lemon juice. Chill the mixture in the refrigerator until cold, 1 hour, then freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Step 2If you're not using a machine, pour the chilled mixture into a 9-inch square metal baking pan and freeze. After half an hour, remove the pan from the freezer. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the pan with a metal spatula. Chop the frozen lumps into liquid, then return the pan to the freezer. Repeat the process every half hour until the ice becomes slushy. This should take about 1 1/2 hours.

Step 3Spoon the ice into glasses and serve. To serve the ice later, spoon it into a plastic container with a tight-fitting lid and return it to the freezer.

Each serving:
137 calories; 1 mg sodium; 0 cholesterol; 0 fat; 0 saturated fat; 25 grams carbohydrates; 0 protein; 0.04 gram fiber.
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