LEMON GRANITA

INGREDIENTS

6-8 lemons at least 1 cup of lemon juice and the zest from 2 lemons
1.25 c of water
1.25 c of sugar

METHOD

Zest 2 lemons with a microplane or zester into a small bowl and set aside. Then juice the lemons into a medium bowl and strain out the pulp. Set the juice aside.

In a saucepan, bring the water to a boil with the lemon zest. Reduce the heat to low and Add the sugar and stir until it’s completely dissolved. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. 

Once the lemon-sugar water mixture is cool, stir in the lemon juice and pour into a shallow glass dish. The mixture should be no more than 1-2in high. 

Place the dish in the freezer, set a timer for two hours. After two hours, remove the dish from the freezer, using a fork scrape the ice crystals into the center. Place the dish back into the freezer and repeat this step every hour until the granita is formed. It should look like shaved ice texture.

Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, fresh berries and lots of crunchy, cool granita!