Zesty Lemon Granita
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 TimePrep: 15 min. + freezing
- 1 cup water
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup lemon juice
- 2 fresh thyme sprigs
- 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
- 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.
- Remove thyme sprigs. Freeze for 1 hour; stir with a fork. Freeze 2-3 hours longer or until completely frozen, stirring every 30 minutes.
- Stir granita with a fork just before serving; spoon into dessert dishes. Garnish with lemon zest.
Nutrition Facts1/2 cup: 140 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 37g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
Originally published as Zesty Granita with Vanilla Cream in Healthy Cooking June/July 2010