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Recipe: Lemon Granita

Ingredients :


  • 3/4cup of sugar
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup of fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon rind, grated

Instructions :


  1. Combine the sugar and 2 cups of water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over a medium heat, stirring constantly to dissolve the sugar. Allow to cool.
  2. Combine the lemon juice and zest with the cool syrup. Pour into a shallow container , cover and freeze for about 1 hour, or until the liquid around the edge of the container becomes frozen. Break up the crystals with a fork using a scraping action. Return to the freezer and repeat the scraping process every 45 minutes, or until you have a glistening mass of smooth ice crystals. This whole process can take 2-3 hours depending on your freezer.
  3. Ideally the lemon granita should be eaten immediately, but you can pour the granita into a storage container and keep it in the freezer to eat at a later date.

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: dessert

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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