4 cups of water
1 cup of sugar
1 tablespoon of grated lemon zest
3/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
Bring water to a boil, then add the sugar and stir until dissolved. Let the mixture cool down, then add lemon zest and juice and stir to combine.
Pour mixture into a baking pan and place in freezer. Stir every 20 minutes or so and leave until all of the liquid is crystallized but not completely frozen. After about 3 hours your Italian Ice should by smooth and ready.