Food Recipes Lemon-Hibiscus Italian Ice 5.0 (1) Add your rating & review All you need is a freezer and a food processor to make these 3-ingredient frozen treats. You start by making a lemony simple syrup. Freeze half in glass baking dish to create the lemon Italian ice, and infuse the other half with hibiscus tea bags. It’s fun to watch the tea turn the simple syrup a gorgeous saturated fuchsia color. Once the mixtures freeze, all it takes is a few pulses in the food processor to turn them into nostalgic carnival-worthy desserts. Scoop them into Dixie cups and stash them in the freezer until you’re ready to delight your guests. By Dawn Perry Dawn Perry Dawn is the author of Ready, Set, Cook; How to Make Good Food With What's on Hand. She served as the food director for Real Simple and has worked in the test kitchens of Everyday Food, Bon Appétit, and the meal kit delivery service Martha & Marley Spoon. Dawn is the author of Short Stack Editions' Cucumbers and her recipes and writing have been featured in the LA Times, The New York Times, and The Washington Post among other publications. She recently started Superkind Cookies, a premium cookie company shipping treats nationwide. Highlights: * Author of Ready, Set, Cook; How to Make Good Food With What's on Hand. * Former food director for Real Simple * Worked in the test kitchens of Everyday Food, Bon Appétit, and Martha & Marley Spoon * Recipes and writing have been featured in the LA Times, The New York Times, and The Washington Post Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on August 15, 2017 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Hands On Time: 15 mins Total Time: 4 hrs 15 mins Yield: 12 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 ½ cups sugar 1 ½ cups fresh lemon juice (from about 8 lemons) 3 hibiscus tea bags, such as Red Zinger Directions Combine sugar and 4￼½ cups water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add lemon juice. Pour half of the lemon mixture into an 8-by-8-inch baking dish. Freeze until firm, at least 4 hours. Place tea bags in remaining syrup and let steep until bright pink, about 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and transfer hibiscus mixture to a separate 8-by-8-inch baking dish. Freeze until firm, at least 4 hours and up to overnight. Break lemon mixture into pieces using a spoon and transfer to a food processor. Process until smooth but still frozen. Scoop mixture into Dixie or other serving cups. Keep in the freezer until ready to serve. Repeat with hibiscus mixture and keep in the freezer until ready to serve. Anna Wolf Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 104 Calories 0g Fat 27g Carbs 0g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 104 % Daily Value * Total Fat 0g 0% Sodium 2mg 0% Total Carbohydrate 27g 10% Total Sugars 26g Protein 0g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.