Lemon Granita

This is a cool and refreshing delicacy originating from the Sicily region in Italy. In simple words, it can be described as an Italian slush and is very similar to a sorbet. It’s easy to make and delicious to eat, especially during summers. Here’s a step by step recipe by Chef Mohit Chotrani.

Lemon Granita

What you need:

Juice of 3-4 lemons

Castor Sugar – 100 gms

Water – Approx 550ml to 580 ml

What to do:

  1. In a sauce pan, take the sugar and half the water and simmer till the sugar has melted.
  2. Do not keep stirring, as it may lead to crystallization of the sugar.
  3. Once the sugar has melted, take it off the flame, add in lemon juice and the remaining water and mix well.
  4. Put it in a tray and keep it in the freezer to set for sometime.
  5. Once the mixture has almost set, take a fork and start scraping it to form ice crystals.
  6. Repeat the process two to three times.
  7. Lastly, scoop out the mixture and serve chilled in a martini glass.

Make your own twist:

  1. Lemon juice can be substituted with other fruit juices.
  2. Alcohol can be added to the mixture while simmering the sugar and water.
  3. Sweetness can be adjusted accordingly.

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