Lemon Ice in a Lemon Cup

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Have you ever had one of those trips to the grocery store where you hope they have an ingredient you hadn't found there previously and it turns out that they do? And not only do have that ingredient you want, but its sitting there on the shelf all obvious like its just waiting for you to come along and pick it up.

I had that happen the other day. I really needed shredded white cheddar cheese for a recipe and its something that I've never found at the grocery store before. But there it was, nestled in between the shredded mozzarella and the sharp cheddar cheese. I was impressed. But I was even more impressed when wandering down the aisles of the produce section I saw a bag of 10 meyer lemons for less than $2. Even though I didn't have any recipes planned, I knew just how rare it was to find them so I immediately grabbed a bag. In hindsight, I probably should have grabbed two, but thats another story.

There is a restaurant near where I used to live that sold Italian food. While their food (especially their pizza) was delicious, my absolute favorite thing to get from the restaurant was their lemon ice. It was served in a lemon cup and absolutely delicious! When I started to search for recipes to make with the meyer lemons, Tom reminded me of that dessert and I knew right away it was what I needed to make.


Meyer Lemon Ice in a Lemon Cup
Adapted from: Family Fun Magazine
Servings: 4-6
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Ingredients:
    • 4 Meyer lemons
    • 4 regular lemons
    • 3 cups water
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Directions:
1. In a medium saucepan, combine the water and sugar. Zest all four of the Meyer lemons over the saucepan.
2. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook, stirring frequently until the sugar has dissolved. Remove the saucepan from the heat.
3. Pour the mixture through a fine mesh sieve to catch all of the lemon zest. Discard. Juice the Meyer lemons and pour into the sugar/water mixture.
4. Transfer the mixture to shallow plastic container(s). Don't fill the container(s) up with more than 1 inch of liquid. Cover and freeze for 1 hour. Remove the container(s) from the freezer and mash the mixture. Repeat each hour for 5 hours.
5. Place the powdered sugar into a dish. Slice the tops off the regular lemons. Scoop out the insides of the lemon and dip the cut size of the lemon into the powdered sugar. Fill the inside of each lemon with the lemon ice.

Not exactly the same as what they serve at the restaurant, but still really good! I may just purchase a ton of Meyer lemons, make the lemon ice and freeze it for the months where you can't find Meyer lemons. 

1 comment:

  1. I just so happen to have a bag of meyer lemons and a bag of regular lemons....woohoo!

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