|Limone Gelato is so refreshing on a hot day : )|
This recipe is based on my Dad's Lemon Granita a treat he used to make us in the Summer time when my Mom was gone for the day and he was babysitting us. I tweaked it for a gelato by using more sugar and cooking the water and sugar into a simple syrup and then I used an ice cream machine to freeze & harden, thanks Daddy : )
1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (This took about 9 pretty small lemons for me)
Zest of 1-2 of the lemons (1 large or 2 small)
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 pints water
Ice Cream Machine: see instructions some use rock salt and some do not.
Start your simple syrup about an hour ahead by mixing the sugar and water and bringing to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cook until sugar is dissolved. Cool before freezing.
Scrub your lemons you are zesting and then zest and add to simple syrup.
Juice your lemons and add to simple syrup.
Follow your ice cream machine instructions.
Mine has to be frozen in the freezer some more before it can eaten but some really awesome machines like my friend Corri has are ready right away....a future appliance purchase for me perhaps?