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Lemon Ice (Granita di Limone)

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  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon finely shredded lemon peel*
  • 1 cup lemon juice

* Use only the colored portion of the lemon peel to avoid the bitter white pith.


  1. Heat water and sugar to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat; stir in lemon peel and juice. Cool to room temperature.
  3. Pour into 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. freeze 3 to 4 hours, stirring every 30 minutes.
  4. Serve in chilled dessert dishes.
  5. If ice is not to be served immediately, cut into 1/2-inch chunks; place in bowl. Cover and freeze until serving time.

Yields 8 to 10 servings.