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Orange and Lemon Ice an Italian Dessert Treat

Often times when you are at a gourmet restaurant enjoying a fine meal you will be served a tasty delicate dessert of flavored ice. This particular version is a sweet Italian lemon and orange flavored ice that has a surprising background flavor. The background nuances are enhanced by a hearty part of Grand Marnier.

Orange and lemon ice an Italian dessert treat is a simple to make dessert that can be served in the heat of summer as a refreshing after lunch dessert or as an elegant ending to a scrumptious meal.

2 Cups cold water
½ Cup granulated sugar
1 tsp grated lemon rind
½ Cup fresh lemon juice
1 Cup fresh orange juice
6 tablespoons Grand Marnier

Boil the water, sugar and lemon rind for 5 minutes. Cool and add lemon and orange juice; mix well. Freeze for 1 ½ hours.

Remove from freezer and beat in 2 Tbs Grand Marnier. Return to the freezer until ready to serve.

To serve scoop into chilled wine glasses and float 1 Tbs of Grand Marnier on top.

For added sparkle try serving Orange and Lemon Ice in polished silver goblets. You can add a sprig of fresh peppermint to the edge of the glass. The green of the mint sprig will give a nice contrast to the ice.

Shauna Hanus is a gourmet cook who specializes in making gourmet meal plans. She has extensive experience cooking with simple to find grocery items to make delightful gourmet meals. She is also the publisher of a no cost bi-monthly gourmet newsletter. Her newsletter is always fun and informational packed with tips and trivia you can use everyday. gourmayeats.com gourmayeats.com

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