This is another teaser recipe from Hedy Goldsmith's cookbook, Baking Out Loud, and it's perfect for the 4th. She remembers the flavors in this lemon ice from her childhood....and all I could think of when I saw her foodie photo (which I shamelessly attempted to reproduce) was a hot summer day and the relief those ices brought to us as kids. Do you remember serving ices, sorbets and ice cream frozen in orange halves? Very 60's. So this was a fun recipe, with lots of memories attached. Trust me, when you taste this, you'll feel like a kid again. It's amazing....intense, tart and not too sweet. Almost a granita, except you churn it instead.
Have a safe and happy 4th!
South Philly Lemon Ice
From Baking Out Loud by Hedy Goldsmith
2/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon agave nectar
Pinch of kosher salt
1 cup fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons finely grated lemon rind
Combine two cups of water with the sugar, agave and salt. Cook, stirring, until just boiling and the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, stir in the lemon juice and zest.
Allow to cool and then chill in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
Churn according to manufacturers directions.