Lemon Granita

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Light, tangy, and refreshing, lemon granita is an alluring summer treat and would be a wonderful accompaniment to strawberry sorbet. It’s also great on its own with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 4 hours 35 minutes

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. lemon zest
  • 1¼ cups sugar
  • 2¼ cups water
  • 1¼ cups lemon juice

Directions

  • Combine the zest and sugar with your fingers, until the sugar is yellow and aromatic.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine ½ cup of the water with the zested sugar, and heat over medium heat until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the remaining water, then chill in the refrigerator.
  • Combine the lemon juice and chilled syrup. Pour into a covered container, and place in the freezer for 1 hour. Remove mixture from the freezer, and stir the frozen crystals into the center of the container with a fork. Return the container to the freezer, and repeat the process every 30–45 minutes, stirring carefully each time, until you have a fully frozen container of crystallized granita.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. lemon zest
  • 1¼ cups sugar
  • 2¼ cups water
  • 1¼ cups lemon juice

Directions

  • Combine the zest and sugar with your fingers, until the sugar is yellow and aromatic.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine ½ cup of the water with the zested sugar, and heat over medium heat until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the remaining water, then chill in the refrigerator.
  • Combine the lemon juice and chilled syrup. Pour into a covered container, and place in the freezer for 1 hour. Remove mixture from the freezer, and stir the frozen crystals into the center of the container with a fork. Return the container to the freezer, and repeat the process every 30–45 minutes, stirring carefully each time, until you have a fully frozen container of crystallized granita.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories130
Total Fat0g
Saturated Fat0g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium0mg
Total Carbohydrate34g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars32g
Protein0g