Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Lemon Granita...A Sicilian Treat

Lemon Granita

-A Sicilian Treat


  • 10 large lemons (or about 2 ½ cups of juice)
  • 2 cups filtered or bottled still water
  • 2 cups fine granulated sugar
  • ½ cup lemon zest
  • Top with any kind of lemon flavored liquor such as Lemoncello (Optional)

**Makes 2 ½ quarts

Begin by heating sugar and water over high heat-bring to a boil, remove from heat once all sugar has dissolved. Grate lemon zest from 2-3 lemons (approx.. ½ cup of zest) into the simple syrup. Add lemon juice. Set in fridge to cool, and thicken for around 3 hours. Once chilled completely, process in your ice-cream maker for around 30 minutes. Remove & freeze for about 3 hours. Serve within 5 days. **Optional-top with ¼ cup Lemoncello.


  1. Ha! I was just reading about how Danny Devito is marketing his own Limoncello. Nice refreshing treat here, I always am buying lemon ice at the grocers. Looks like I can make it at home now. Thanks for sharing

  2. @Tina, thanks. My huband suggested I try it since his family is from Sicilly...It was a hit!

  3. This looks lovely - I'm into all things lemon at the moment so this is a must-try!