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Easy Lime Granita (2 ways)

Only three ingredients and you have a delicious, fresh Lime Granita.  Try it either freezer or ice cream maker methods. An easy Summer Treat. 
Prep Time10 mins
chilling time3 hrs
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: frozen no bake dessert, Italian granita
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 108kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen

Ingredients

FREEZER GRANITA

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup lime juice (strained)
  • zest 1 lime

ICE CREAM MAKER GRANITA

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup lime juice
  • zest 1 lime

Instructions

FREEZER GRANITA

  • In a small pot on medium high heat combine the sugar and water, bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes.  Let cool completely.
  • When the syrup has cooled had the strained lime juice and zest, whisk to combine.  Pour into a freezer safe bowl.  Place in the freezer for approximately 1 hour (may be more or less time depending on your freezer).
  • Remove bowl from the freezer and with a fork break up the ice and mix to combine.  Repeat 3-4 times or until the mixture is slushy.   Serve in a tall glass with a spoon.

ICE CREAM MAKER GRANITA

  • Follow the same steps for the freezer method, but instead of pouring into a bowl pour into the ice cream maker and churn according to manufacturer's directions, 25-30 minutes or until mixture becomes compact and creamy.  Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 53mg | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 13.6mg | Calcium: 9mg