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Zesty Lemon Granita

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + freezing

Makes

2 cups

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
Zesty Lemon Granita Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

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

Directions

  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 zest.

Nutrition Facts

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

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