Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Lemon Lime Ice

lemon lime ice

It’s hot y’all. Like, all of the sudden it’s gone from unseasonably cool to seasonably hot. And in Georgia, that means very very warm.

The ceiling fans have come on, and evenings on the porch are a must.


All of this hot weather has slowed down my baking considerably. It’s not that I’m not baking - I am, it’s just for the farmers market and I’ve already posted nearly all of those recipes here. And when I’m done with that, I just don’t feel like trying new recipes. I’m sure I’ll get over it soon, because I have a list of about a thousand things I want to try, but for now, I give you this embarrassingly simple recipe for delicious shaved ice.


I found this recipe a couple of weeks back in one of those recipe magazines the big food companies send out, the ones where every recipe uses name brand ingredients and everything is super simple and dumbed down a bit? Yeah, those. I’d never found a single thing that looked worth making until I found this. It just looked delicious.

And it was! I have a feeling I’ll be making this several more times this summer.

lemon lime ice

Lemon Lime Ice

1 pkg. (3oz.) Jell-o Lemon Flavor Gelatin
1 cup water
1 cup cold seltzer
zest and juice from 1 lemon
zest and juice from 2 limes

Add 1 cup boiling water to gelatin in medium bowl;

Stir 2 min. until completely dissolved.

Stir in seltzer, zest and juice.

Pour into 9-inch square pan; cover.

FREEZE 3 hrs. or until firm.

Remove from freezer; let stand at room temp. for 10 min.

Use spoon or fork to scrape gelatin mixture into small pieces;

spoon into 6 dessert dishes.

P.S. A HUGE thank you to everyone who left tips on pie crust! Now I've got a ton of recipes to try, I can't wait!


  1. love the polaroid style :) the lemon ice looks perfect for lazy summer days.

  2. It's freezing here in Chicago with crazy weather we have. Once it gets warmed up and I will def make this amazing lemon lime ice! Yummmmmmo!!!

  3. Your photography is beautiful and this sounds really good given how hot it is right now.

  4. that looks so good! its hot here too, so im looking for cold recipes!
    is there any way of making this without the gelatin? do you think i could try to do it without and see how it comes out... or would it totally ruin it. i just dont like gelatin a whole lot. :)

  5. I know what you mean - in the summer, I often don't feel like cooking.

  6. I am hard pressed to bake in the summer- way too hot!

    I think my kiddos and husband will love this. Do you think sugar free jello and diet seltzer would yield good results?

  7. to go with your lemon/lime theme, i thought you might want to try this 7up cake I saw: http://bitten.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/18/the-magic-of-7-up-cake/

  8. Mmmm, it looks so good - and your photos are WAY better than the one in the magazine. :-) I love the addition of lime, too.


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