Lemon Ice


Many of you are already aware of my LOvE of all things icy and lemony. Remember this post for frozen lemonade? Well, I have been wanting to make lemon ice for a while and on a particulary HOT summer day recently the kids and I finally made some. We used this recipe from Woman’s Day.

It is SO easy! We cut some lemons near the top so that we could fill each lemon with as much lemon ice as possible. Then on the bottom of the lemon (where it will sit on the table) cut off a tiny bit so that the bottom of the lemon is flat. But not too much or you will make a hole in the bottom where your precious lemon ice may escape.


Then squeeze all the lemon juice out of your lemons and set aside the juice for later use. Then we used a spoon to scrape out the insides of the lemons. For the extra stubborn pulp we used our lemon zester and it worked like a charm. This is a great job for the kids to help out with.


Then simply follow this easy recipe to make the lemon ice.

*Recipe from Woman’s Day
3 cups water
1 cup sugar
1 cup lemon juice (we used 3/4 cup lemon juice)
1 Tbsp grated lemon zest

1. Mix water and sugar in a 2-qt saucepan; bring to boil over high heat. Boil uncovered, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice and lemon zest.

2. Pour into a 13 x 9-in. baking pan. Freeze 1 hour; stir. Cover; freeze 2 hours or overnight until firm.

3. Take your prepared lemon “cups” and then fill them with the frozen lemon ice.


Then ENJOY! Aren’t they so pretty? These would be great for a shower or party treat because they can be prepared beforehand and are so easy.


  1. Infarrantly Creative says

    I second your love of lemony frozen confections. Those look DEEEEVINE! I want to come over and let our kiddos play together and sip some of this sweet stuff on your back porch. Sound good?

  2. Tara@JustDevineStyle says

    These look great! They would be so neat at a party too. My new fav is Lemon-Limeaide with mint! SOOO good!

  3. Ryan and Jannali says

    This treat looks AMAZING! I can't wait to make it, thanks for posting it!
    I am in LOVE with your blog, love the ideas you have and posting others you have found.

  4. Karin van D. says

    Oh, that looks delicious! Definitely something I want to try one of these hot and humid days.

  5. Amanda K @ Every Crafty Endeavor says

    What a fun summer treat! Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to try it out!

  6. Brandy @ Gluesticks says

    Oh my goodness! I LOVE all things lemony! Adding lemons to my shopping list right now!!

  7. Kingston girl says

    I am now going to the store to grab all the things to make these. I love it! Have a wonderful day in the sun!! :)

  8. Karlyn says

    i do this with canned grapefruit! Only I do equal parts water and sugar, then add a can of grapefruit. It's one of my favorite treats.

  9. Atticelf says

    I had forgotten about lemon ice (we have had a serious deficit of warm weather in the Pac NW this summer!). Thanks for the reminder!

  10. says

    This sounds so yummy and what beautiful photos…they make my mouth water just looking at them. Amy is it okay that I linked up to your photo and put it on Pinterest? I gave you credit on Pinterest. If not please let me know and I will take it down right away.

    Thank you!
    Lee Ann

  11. mandie says

    I was wondering how many lemons do you use for the whole recipe? Can’t wait to try it. Just need to go get the lemons. :D

  12. says

    i like it. its nice to drink as lemonade. you guys out there should try it. just cool it and when its cold pop in some ice cubes and serve immediately.

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