Makes 4 servings.


  • 4 lemons
  • ½ C granulated sugar
  • 1 C cold water


  1. Begin the preceding night by squeezing the lemons into a strainer formed by placing a coffee filter in a strainer.
  2. Strain the lemon juice into a small bowl containing the cold water – this is a very slow (drop-by-drop) process.
  3. Add the sugar the next morning and mix very well with a wooden spoon until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  4. Pour into a tin or aluminum pan, then place the pan in the freezer.
  5. Let rest for about five hours, breaking up the solid layer of ice which forms at least once every hour.
  6. Remove the pan from the freezer and cut the ice into pieces with a knife.
  7. Place the ice pieces in an ice crusher or into a blender running at low speed. The ice should form a smooth consistent texture of imperceptible grains (almost like ice cream – no large grains or chunks).
  8. Transfer to individual serving glasses.

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