Today is my parent's 37th wedding anniversary. They are in Oaxaca and hopefully having a good time!
In celebration (...or something) I made an incredibly delicious summer treat: lemon ice! Here's how I did it.
Zest of 5 lemons (6 would be good, but I bought 6 and already used the zest from one).
Put the zest in about 2- 2 1/2 cups water and put it in the fridge for a few days. Strain out the lemon zest and keep the lemony water.
Juice the lemons (I got about 1 c juice). Mix it with the lemony water and add some plain water- I think I added 2 cups or so. Stir in a cup of sugar (or whatever sweetener you like) and about a teaspoon of vanilla. Pour it into a 9x13" pan and put it in the freezer. Stir it with a fork every hour or 30 minutes so it doesn't freeze solid (though if it does you can put in a blender and save the day), and eventually you will have rock star lemon slush.