Grandma's Italian Lemon Ice Recipe

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Back in Upstate NY, where I grew up. We couldn't wait for May/June to arrive, that's when our local Italian bakeries made this delicious Italian ice.. Then when we were fortunate enough to have a nice hot day everyone would rush down to the bakery and hope they didn't run out of it, to buy a quart or good! We would have to stand in long lines!
Here is our family recipe and our version of this lemon ice....if you aren't as fortunate to live near a wonderful Italian Pastry Shop, this will be a treat!
Authentic Italian Lemon Ice......


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  1. Authentic Italian Ice


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  • Guest of winter
    • Trix
      I used to get lemon ice all the time in Brooklyn - nothing cooled you off like that on a hot day!
      I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
      • kathy vegas
        What a versatile recipe! I'm keeping this recipe handy and will move my ice cream maker to the front of the cupboard when all the great summer fruit starts to come into season....especially peaches!
        • Debbie Arnold
          I love anything lemon. We were in Italy last spring so I got to enjoy LOTS (more than I should have) lemon gelato...I do so miss it:) I can't wait to give this lemon ice a try.
          • Foodessa
            Hello Claudia,
            Now this recipe brought back memories from when I was at the Lemon festival in Menton, France.
            I am so glad to have this easy recipe to reference to when I can get my hands on some really great lemons.
            Thanks for sharing,
              I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
              • Sounds heavenly. Thank you.
                I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
                • Beth Roan
                  That looks delicious! I love anything lemon. Thanks for sharing.
                  • Lemon ice is fantastic!
                    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
                    • Nancy Meachum
                      Will make this later today. If this turns out the way I am hoping, this will surly be my go-to recipe for lemon ice! Year round!! Will add more review later on, after I make & try!


                      • ShaleeDP
                        November 10, 2015
                        Awesome for summer!
                        • judee
                          March 26, 2012
                          who doesn't love lemon ices? Nice simple recipe.
                          • Patricia Turo
                            April 29, 2010
                            I love lemon ice and have enjoyed it ever since my grandfather use to take me to a small local Italian shop where the owner made it himself.
                            • Citronetvanille
                              February 10, 2010
                              It's very refreshing and if you happen to have lemons in your garden, that would be heaven!

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