Lemon Ice

Lemon Ice

This is pretty similar to the marvelous lemon ice from the legendary Italian gelato emporium back home in New Orleans, Angelo Brocato’s, on Carollton in Mid-City.

Buon appetito!

1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
2 cups fine granulated sugar
4 cups boiling water
3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
2 egg whites
2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 t salt

  1. Soften gelatin in cold water.

  2. Dissolve sugar in boiling water. Boil 5 minutes.

  3. Cool mixture then add lemon juice and rind.

  4. Freeze in mixer bowl until sides solid and middle slushy (about 1 hour).
    Remove from freezer. Beat until fluffy. Or process in ice cream maker until

  5. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form; add remaining 2 T sugar and beat
    until peaks are stiff. Fold in lemon mixture.

  6. Freeze 3 hours or overnight (or process in ice cream maker until proper

Hello - What affect do the egg whites and gelatin have? Thank you.