Lemon Ice - Granita al limone

Granitas can be served as a palate cleanser between courses, or as a refreshing snack, or a light after dinner dessert. This is a favorite of mine which I make all year long, It is very refreshing on a warm day.

1/2 cup sugar
1 cup water
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

Place the sugar and the water in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir often until the sugar is dissolved.. Bring the mixture to a boil and let it boil for about 1 minute until the syrup is sparklingly clear. Let the syrup cool to room temperature. Pour the lemon juice through a fine sieve to catch any small seeds and pulp. Once the lemon juice has been sieved, add it to the syrup and mix together. Pour into a shallow glass or other non-reactive baking dish and place in the freezer.Scrape up the ice mixture with a fork after 20 minutes. It should be starting to freeze and be somewhat slushy at this point. leave in the freezer another 20 to 30 minutes, and scrape up the mixture again with the tines of a fork. Repeat twice more or until it has the texture of shaved ice, and serve.

This ice can also be served while it is still somewhat slushy. A great way to serve this is in a 2 piece serving set with ice in the lower bowl, and the granita in the top piece.

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