Often times when you are at a gourmet restaurant enjoying a fine meal you will be served a delicious 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 portion 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.
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