Total Time
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 0 mins

Here's a cool treat for summer that does not require an ice cream maker. This looks great in margarita glasses or other fancy glasses.


  1. Chill a rectangular metal baking pan (15 x 9 x 2) in the freezer.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a blender or a large food processor until sugar dissolves (~1minute).
  3. Pour the mixture into the baking pan and freeze about 30 minutes, or until crystalls begin to form.
  4. Stir the mixture with a fork to loosen crystals; the goal is to evenly mix the crystals in the liquid.
  5. Break up any large clumps.
  6. place the pan back in the freezer and repeat the above step about every 20 minutes until the consistency is that of crushed ice (usually about 2 hours, depending on the freezer).
  7. Serve immediately.
  8. This can also be stored in an airtight container in the freezer.
Most Helpful

This is a really nice recipe. I found it easier to pour the mix into a large Ziploc bag, then onto the baking sheet. I have too many kids going in and out of the freezer at this time of year to risk a spill.

Coral_Jayne July 05, 2009

I really enjoyed this granita! Lemony, sweet tart, and easy to make! Good stuff. Thanks Chris! Made for My Three Chefs.

Sharon123 June 27, 2008