6 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)

Limoncello (lee-mon-CHAY-low) is a lemon-flavored liqueur from Italy's Amalfi coast. It's often savored after a meal. Store it in the freezer, and serve over ice. If you have trouble finding it, substitute an orange-flavored liqueur such as Grand Marnier. This recipe earned our Test Kitchens' highest rating.

How to Make It

Combine first 8 ingredients in a bowl; let stand 20 minutes. Gently stir in mint using a rubber spatula.

Ratings & Reviews

D0rkg1rl's Review

May 06, 2012
This would probably work well with melon,as well.

sedutta's Review

May 11, 2009
This was a great recipe! I served as a dessert for my in-laws at a Mother's day brunch and it went over quite well. I served it with angel food cake and then later had some leftovers with vanilla ice cream. I have to say it was better with the cream, but probably not very light. Will be making this again.

TDufour's Review

July 14, 2009
This was delicious! Very nice and light. I served it with a vanilla bean cream. Everyone raved about it.

mmasten's Review

April 15, 2012
I have made this lots of times and it always gets rave reviews. It's really simple and is a delicious light summer dessert

CarlaCooker's Review

November 12, 2014
So tasty and refreshing and very easy to make. I've made this several times and everyone loves it. A definite keeper!

PKcookin's Review

May 28, 2012
Delicious. Added a little tarragon I had on hand and that was great too. Paired well with a red wine (Turley).

laura808's Review

May 20, 2011
This is a wonderful recipe! I have prepared this many times (in fact, I'm making it tonight) and everyone loves it. I normally serve it with a little low-fat vanilla yogurt, but ice cream or pound cake would be good too. This is a fresh, light dessert.