Granita De Limone (Sicilian Lemon Ice)

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READY IN: 6hrs
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Begin the preceding night by squeezing the lemons into a strainer formed by placing a coffee filter in a strainer. Strain the lemon juice into a small bowl containing the cold water - this is a very slow drop-by-drop process.
  • Add the sugar the next morning.
  • Mix very well with a wooden spoon until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Pour into a tin or aluminum pan.
  • Place the pan in the freezer.
  • Let rest for about 5 hours, breaking up the solid layer of ice which forms at least once every hour.
  • Remove the pan from the freezer.
  • Cut the ice into pieces with a knife.
  • Place the ice pieces in an ice crusher (or into a blender running at low speed).
  • The ice should form a smooth consistent texture of imperceptible grains (almost like ice cream - no large grains or chunks).
  • Transfer to individual serving glasses.
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