Water-ices are made of fruit-juice sweetened with sugar syrup. Sugar may be used, but the result is better with syrup. The liquid mixture should register 20° on the syrup gauge, but if one is not at hand, it can be sweetened to taste.

A good way of preparing it is to make a syrup of 32° and add enough fruit juice to dilute it to 20°. Freeze the same as ice-cream, and pack in salt and ice. The ices will not get so hard as creams. The following method may also be used:

Orange-Ice

Boil a quart of water and two and one half cupfuls of sugar for ten minutes; strain and add the juice of six oranges and one lemon. When cold, freeze.

Lemon-Ice

Add to the amount of sugar and water given above the juice of four lemons and one orange.

Strawberry-Ice

To a quart of syrup made as given above, add a cupful and a half of strawberry-juice. Ices may be made of any fruit used in the same proportions.