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Zesty Lemon Granita Recipe

Zesty Lemon Granita Recipe

A light dessert with a refreshing, icy texture, one taste tester dubbed this “the most lemony thing I’ve ever eaten”! Sonya Labbe - Santa Monica, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + freezing YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 cup water
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel


  • 1. In a small saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice and thyme. Transfer to an 8-in.-square dish; cool to room temperature.
  • 2. Remove thyme sprigs. Freeze for 1 hour; stir with a fork. Freeze 2-3 hours longer or until completely frozen, stirring every 30 minutes.
  • 3. Stir granita with a fork just before serving; spoon into dessert dishes. Garnish with lemon peel. Yield: 2 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 140 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein .

Reviews for Zesty Lemon Granita

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Reviewed Aug. 9, 2011

"Simply delicious! Used half lemon and lime juice."

Reviewed Apr. 12, 2011

"Amazing receipe! Subsitue with Grapefruit!"

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.