This Queens institution originally sold #Italian ice that was hand-cranked in tubs and sold only during the summer. Now the store is open year-round and the #ice is made with electric machines but they still use the same basic three ingredients: sugar, water and flavoring. Cases of lemons 🍋 and oranges 🍊 are used to create an authentic taste and all flavors use real fruit and nut pieces. The most popular flavor is lemon 🍋 with peanut butter studded with real peanuts a close second. Our personal favorites are the lemon and the pistachio which has real pistachios in it! We can't think of a better way to stay cool during this heat wave than having a cup of 🇮🇹 Italian ice from here! Photo and full interview with Peter appear in our book "New York Nights". "New York Nights" is the winner of the New York Society Library 2012 New York City Book Award.