This simple ice has a vivid, lively flavor and makes a spirited palate cleanser between courses as well as an invigorating dessert. Use more or less ginger to vary the effect. Strain for smoother texture, less fire. It's also delicious with fresh blueberries on the side.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 1991


Recipe Summary

2 hrs


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine sugar, ginger, lemon zest and water in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Boil, uncovered, over medium heat for 10 minutes. Cool. Stir in lemon juice.

  • Freeze the mixture in an ice-cream maker, following manufacturer's directions. Break into chunks and whirl in a food processor until smooth. Transfer to a chilled airtight container and return to the freezer for 30 minutes to 1 hour, or until firm.


Make Ahead Tip: Freeze for up to 4 days. Let soften slightly in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

generous 3/4 cup
265 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 68.6g; dietary fiber 0.2g; sugars 67.5g; fat 0.1g; vitamin a iu 1.1IU; vitamin c 6.2mg; folate 3mcg; calcium 7.4mg; iron 0.1mg; magnesium 3.3mg; potassium 26.3mg; sodium 5.8mg.

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