Granita di Limone

Granita di Limone

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  • Each serving
  • 210 cal
  • 0g fat (0g sat)
  • 0mg chol
  • 0mg sodium
  • 57g carb
  • 0g fiber
  • 52g sugars
  • 0g protein


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons chopped fresh basil, mint or rosemary (optional)
  • 1 1/4 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon zest


Combine water and sugar in a saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and stir in optional fresh herbs. Cool to room temperature; strain.

Stir together herbed simple syrup, lemon juice and zest. Transfer to a non-reactive baking dish and freeze for 30 minutes. Thoroughly scrape the entire pan with a fork, breaking up ice crystals. Repeat this freezing and scraping process every 30 minutes, until granita is firm but not frozen solid, 2 to 4 hours. Spoon into small glasses and serve.

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