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Recipe: Lemon gelato (water-based)

Recipe: Lemon gelato (water-based)
(Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)

Lemon gelato (water-based)

Total time:

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20 minutes plus 1½ hours freezing time

Servings:

8 (Makes about 1 quart gelato)

1

cup lemon juice, from about 6 lemons

1

cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar

2

cups water

1

cup (3 1/2 ounces) diced apple (about 1 apple), cut into 1/4- to 1/2-inch pieces

1 1/2

pounds ice

1

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pound rock salt

1. In a blender,

combine the lemon juice, sugar, water and diced apple. Blend the ingredients until smooth.

2. Place the lemon mixture

in a small metal bowl over a larger bowl containing the ice and salt and whip with a hand whisk for about 10 minutes to lighten the texture, or to desired consistency.

3. Freeze the gelato base

for about 11/2 hours before serving.

Each serving:

124 calories; 0 protein; 33 grams carbohydrates; 0 fiber; 0 fat; 0 cholesterol; 10 grams sugar; 1 mg. sodium.

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