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Tart Lemon Ice with Crushed Strawberries

Photo: Oxmoor House
Hands-on time 24 mins
Total time 8 hrs, 30 mins
Yield Serves 7
Making lemon ice always feels like a fun science project. You pour cooled, sweet liquid into a shallow container and wait for ice crystals to form. Then you scrape it with a fork until you have chunky crystals of juicy ice. It's kind of a mix between a snow cone and a fancy sorbet.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups quartered strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • Lemon zest (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 133
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 0.1 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 0.4 g
  • carbohydrate 35 g
  • fiber 0.8 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.2 mg
  • sodium 1 mg
  • calcium 9 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a 2-cup glass measure. Microwave at HIGH 3 to 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves and mixture boils; stir well. Cool completely. Cover and refrigerate simple syrup until thoroughly chilled.

  2. Combine lemon juice and simple syrup in a 13 x 9–inch baking dish. Cover and freeze at least 3 hours or until firm. Scrape frozen mixture with the tines of a fork.

  3. Place strawberries and 1 teaspoon sugar in a medium bowl. Mash strawberry mixture slightly with a potato masher to release juice. Stir in mint. Cover and let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.

  4. Spoon 1/2 cup lemon mixture into each of 7 bowls; top each serving with about 2 tablespoons strawberry mixture. Garnish with lemon zest, if desired.

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