4 cups strawberries, rinsed and hulled
1/4 to 1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 to 4 pounds (8 to 10 cups) ice cubes Fresh mint sprigs (optional)
In a blender or food processor, puree strawberries. Pour puree into a 2 1/2- to 3-quart pan; add sugar to taste. Stir occasionally over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Stir in lemon juice; let mixture cool, then cover and chill at least 2 hours or up to 1 day.
Shortly before serving, finely crush or shave ice in an ice crusher or shaved ice machine. Or drop cubes into a spinning food processor to crush fine. Spoon ice into paper cones or chilled small cups or bowls. Pour strawberry sauce over ice. Garnish with mint. Serve at once.
Makes 6-8 servings.
Date: June 7, 2006