- 4 lemons
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups water
- 2 egg whites
- 1/2 cinnamon stick (or a few mint sprigs)
- Pinch of salt
Juice the lemons, and grate the rind of one lemon into a medium-sized bowl.
Add the cinnamon stick to the water and heat to a boil. Let it simmer for 10 minutes, then remove from heat, and discard the cinnamon stick. Place cinnamon-infused water in the freezer for about 20 minutes to cool.
Add the cooled water to the lemon juice and grated rind. Stir well and put the bowl back in the freezer. When the mixture starts to freeze, beat the egg whites until they are stiff, adding the pinch of salt. Add the egg whites to the freezing mixture. Place the back bowl in the freezer until you are ready to serve it.
If you prefer the flavor of mint to cinnamon, use mint leaves instead. Add a good sized sprig to the water when it is boiling, and also decorate each portion with a mint leaf or two.