Lemon Granita ( Only 4 Ingredients )

Lemon Granita

  For a real hit at your next get-together, serve this summery treat with sugar cookies or even in sugar ice cream cones.

Ingredients :

  1. 11⁄4 cups sugar
  2. 11⁄4 cups water
  3. 11⁄4 cups lemon juice (from about 8 medium lemons)
  4. 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
Lemon Granita
Makes about 4 cups of shaved ice

Instructions :

  1. Mix the sugar and water in a medium saucepan set over medium-high heat until the sugar dissolves. Bring the mixture to a simmer, reduce the heat, and simmer for 3 minutes. Cool at room temperature for 10 minutes in the pan. Stir in the lemon juice and salt.
  2. Pour this mixture into a 9 × 13-inch baking pan and place on the floor of the freezer. Freeze for about 2 hours, stirring with a fork about every 20 minutes, un - til icy but smooth, with distinct ice crystals. Smooth out the granita and cover the pan tightly with plastic wrap. The granita can be stored this way in your freezer for up to 3 weeks.
  3. To serve, scrape the surface of the granita with a fork, rendering lots of small crys - tals; scoop them into cups or glasses.

Customize it!

  Stir in any of the following with the lemon juice: 1⁄4 cup gin, 1⁄4 cup gold rum, 1⁄4 cup raspberry-flavored liqueur such as Chambord, 1⁄4 cup tequila, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme, or 2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon leaves.

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