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Lemon Granita

serves 2-4

This is a light, refreshing, fat-free and simple dessert. Mix it up in advance and put it in the food processor immediately before serving.

This recipe is part of the Barbara Kafka Dessert Anthology.


1/2 cup lemon juice
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
Zest of 1 1/2 lemons, blanched for 5 minutes, then minced


prep: 20 minutes
total: 2 hours 25 minutes


ice cube trays
food processor


1. In a saucepan, combine all ingredients and bring them to a simmer. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.

2. Cool and place in ice cube trays. Freeze until hard, about 2 hours.

3. Just before serving, put several cubes into a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Process until smooth, serve immediately.

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