When the sun scorches and the breeze is nothing more than moving dust, the following recipe can be relied upon to bring some much needed blizzard-cold refreshment.
(It is also a perfect ending to a rich meal, or a light lunch.)
3 cups water
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind
3/4 cup lemon juice
Bring water to a rolling boil.
Add sugar, stirring until completely dissolved. Remove from heat, allow to cool.
When cool, add lemon rind and juice.
Freeze in metal tray or bowl – or cake pan.
To serve, use fork to shave ice, scoop into cold individual serving dishes – serve immediately.