Come Dine With Me Australia

Rita’s intermezzo (palate cleanser) recipe from week 3 of Come Dine With Me Australia.


  • Crushed ice

  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • ½ cup freshly squeezed mandarin juice

  • 1 cup castor sugar

  • Jug of ice cubes

  • 2 tbsp Limoncello liquor

  • Mint leaves & mandarin pieces for garnish


  • 1.

    Pour the lemon and mandarin juices into a saucepan, adding the castor sugar, and boil on a low heat until the sugar dissolves

  • 2.

    Once completely cooled, pour a litre jug of ice cubes into a blender, and crush finely, then adding the juice mixture slowly until it becomes a creamy slush.

  • 3.

    Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of Limoncello liquor to the mixture, for the alcohol version. Serve in individual liquor glasses, and garnish with a slice of mandarin dipped in Limoncello, along with a mint leaf, to the top of each glass.

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