Lime Shave Ice

In some parts of the world, a shave ice is known as a snow cone. Whatever you call it, this thirst-quenching snack adapts itself admirably to a full-on dessert treat.

Yield: 
6 servings

Updated: Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:28pm

Ingredients: 
  • 2 limes, halved
  • 2 Tablespoons honey or agave nectar
  • 6 cups ice cubes or shaved ice, if available
Instructions: 
  1. Squeeze lime juice into a container. Grate lime peel into zest and add to juice, reserving 2 teaspoons for garnish. Mix with honey or agave nectar, and set aside in the freezer to chill.
  2. If you’re starting with ice cubes, use the S-blade of a food processor to turn the ice to shaved ice, adding in the lime mixture as you go.
  3. If you start with shaved ice, pack it densely into tall, frosted glasses, and pour in 2 Tablespoons of the lime juice mixture. Work quickly to prevent melting. Garnish with zest, then return to freezer to set until serving time. Enjoy!
  4. Variation: As a time-saving variation, you may also try freezing grape or other juice into cubes, then shaving that ice directly to serve as dessert.