I really love the word- lemoncello. Isn’t it beautiful, and fancy? You hear it all the time as titles for different foods that are flavored lemon-y… but a legit lemoncello drink is a lemon syrup + alcohol + lemon peel left to marinate in the syrup and served very very cold….. or something like that. I haven’t ever made one, or drank one, or even seen one in real life. That is just what the internet told me, and you know, the internet is always right.
SO this is made similar to a lemoncello- but without the alcohol. So everyone can enjoy it! After I took pictures I served it to 6 children who all loved it. The lemon syrup is a little on the sweet side, or when it is served over the “snow” or ice it is diluted to a perfect balance. Not to sweet, not too tart, not “watered down” but down right refreshing.
First you make your syrup, add the fresh lemon, and extra water. Then add lemon peel and let the syrup and lemon marry. Make it a day or so ahead of time even.
When it is time to serve, pull out your blendec and fill with ice. Blend on the “ice crush” setting until the ice looks like snow.
Pile snow in each cup,
and pour the lemoncello syrup over
Garnish with Lemons, and serve!
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 cups water
- 6-8 lemons
In a pan combine 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar. Bring to a boil and stir till sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, and transfer to pitcher. Add remaining water, and allow sugar syrup to cool to room temperature.
Using a vegetable peeler, peel off the peel of 2 lemons.
Juice the lemons until you get 1 cup of fresh squeezed lemons.
Combine lemon juice with the sugar syrup.
add lemon peels.
Allow to marinate for a few hours up to days.
Fill your blendtec canister with ice, crush using ice crush setting so ice turns to a fluffy snow like consistency.
Fill cups with "snow"
Fill remainder with lemoncello syrup