Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is soooo gooood in the summertime!


  1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar with 3 cups water.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Chill for 1 hour.
  5. Stir in lime juice and zest.
  6. Pour mixture into a shallow metal cake pan and freeze, crushing and stirring the lumps with a fork every 30 minutes for 2 to 3 hours, or until it has a slushy, granular texture.
  7. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

Oh yeah...... This is clears the palata and will refresh you more than any other drink. I made this with unflavored sparkling water. I can imagine how this would be just the perfect summer refreshment. This is a keeper!

Mimi Bobeck January 05, 2003

Perfect. Based on the other reviews and that I didn't want to make as large a quantity, these were the proportions I used: 1/2 c. sugar 3/4 c. fresh lime juice (6 limes) 2 tsp. grated lime zest (1 lime) 1 1/2 c. water The taste was delightfully tart, very lime-y, and with just the right tang and texture of a true granita. Thanks!

CobraLimes August 11, 2005

Tart is my middle name and this was right up my alley! Soooooo goooood is right!

VerucaSalt! June 25, 2010