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Italian Lemon Ice Granita

This is Lemon Ice.

Italian Lemon Ice Granita

…… I’m lost for words.

How can something so mind-numbingly easy be this delicious?!

How delicious? Well, Lemon Ice Granita kicks my Oreo Brownies a*s! Honest truth.

The icy comfort I find in this Lemon Ice Granita – especially after a hot summer day is heaven to me! Believe me when I say no refreshment beats its tangy, revitalizing, citrus-y taste. And if you’re a Lemonade / Lemon Juice fan, it’ll be hard for you to hate this dessert!

Italian Lemon Ice Granita

I found many recipes that called for ‘Ice cream machines’. I don’t have one and hence, I tried out an idea I had in mind and was pleasantly surprised to find a texture that I really loved.

I could go ga-ga over this dessert all over again. But I wouldn’t want to waste your time! ;) So here are the VERY FEW ingredients you’ll need to make this amazing dessert –

Italian Lemon Ice Granita

LEMON ICE GRANITA – The Method

Place a shallow baking dish (like 9X13) in the freezer for a couple hours. You want that nice & cold.

In a small saucepan, add the water & sugar. Place it on medium heat and bring it to a gentle boil.
Italian Lemon Ice Granita

Cook long enough till the sugar has melted. (Don’t keep longer than that or it’ll start to turn into caramel!)
Italian Lemon Ice Granita

In a large bowl with the ice cubes, pour the hot sugar syrup.
Italian Lemon Ice Granita

Stir occasionally until the ice cubes have almost melted. (I wasn’t very patient. It’ll take at least 5-10 minutes)
Italian Lemon Ice Granita

Add the lemon juice & lemon zest
Italian Lemon Ice Granita

Mix well.
Italian Lemon Ice Granita

Remove the baking dish that you had kept in the freezer.
Italian Lemon Ice Granita

Pour this lemon ice mixture into the dish.
Italian Lemon Ice Granita

Freeze for 1 hour. Then with a fork, mix up the mixture to break up any pieces that have frozen.
Italian Lemon Ice Granita

Pop it back in the freezer and every 45 minutes, mix it with a fork to make sure the mixture doesn’t freeze in one big block.
Italian Lemon Ice Granita

Repeat the fork method every 45 minutes for 4 hours.
Italian Lemon Ice Granita

After 4 hours, you’ll have a crushed ice mixture
Italian Lemon Ice Granita

Serve the Lemon ice immediately.
Italian Lemon Ice Granita

Italian Lemon Ice Granita
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 8-10
Ingredients
  • 1 cup of Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup of Water
  • 1 cup of Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • Zest of One Lemon (grate the yellow part of the skin)
  • 5 cups of Ice Cubes
Instructions
  1. Place a shallow baking dish (like 9X13) in the freezer for a couple hours. You want that nice & cold.
  2. In a small saucepan, add the water & sugar. Place it on medium heat and bring it to a gentle boil. Cook long enough till the sugar has melted. (Don't keep longer than that or it'll start to turn into caramel)
  3. In a large bowl with the ice cubes, pour the hot sugar syrup. Stir occasionally until the ice cubes have almost melted.
  4. Add the lemon juice & lemon zest. Mix well.
  5. Remove the baking dish that you had kept in the freezer.
  6. Pour this lemon ice mixture into the dish. Freeze for 1 hour.
  7. With a fork, mix up the mixture to break up any pieces that have frozen.
  8. Pop it back in the freezer and every 45 minutes, mix it with a fork to make sure the mixture doesn't freeze in one big block.
  9. Repeat the fork method every 45 minutes for 4-5 hours.
  10. Serve Immediately.

 

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{ 1 comment… add one }

  • Amelia May 28, 2013, 8:26 pm

    Hi Kavi, slurrppp… so refreshing and inviting. :)Thanks for sharing your wonderful granita recipe.Have a nice day.

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