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Lemon Granita

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Lemon Granita

Three ingredients and a change of state. This is what preparing food is all about. Lifting simple ingredients to something much, much bigger than their sum.
  • Prep Time 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time 300 Minutes
  • Total Time 310 Minutes
  • Serves 4 People
  • Calories 500 kcal


  • 500 ml of water
  • 200 ml of lemon juice
  • 200 grams of sugar


  1. Heat the water and add the sugar. Let it dissolve
  2. Cool the liquid down and add the lemon juice
  3. Freeze for about 30 minutes
  4. Break the mixture up with a whisk
  5. Replace the mixture in the freezer and repeat the operation
  6. When the granita gets more solid, use a fork to break the crystals down
  7. Serve straight away


Lemon granita is a classic Sicilian dish. Nowadays many use an ice cream machine to prepare this dessert. The texture though changes. The machine makes a smooth mixture. While the other technique leaves larger crystals. Some add one egg white. This apparently smoothens the granita. And it gives it a whiter hue. Worth a try.It can be topped off with some fresh mint. And served after dinner. But do not exclude the breakfast version. A must for those visiting Sicily. Breakfast for champions.

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