After making up a batch of Lime Infused Vodka, I was left with whole batch of de-zested fruit. Rather than just throwing them away or quartering, bagging them up and freezing them for fruit ice cubes for drinks, I decided to make Granita (a semi-frozed Siciliana water ice dessert). This Lime Granita is zesty and cleanses the palette like a sorbet and is easy to make!
It’s also brilliant as the base of frozen Margaritas, just scoop into a salt rimmed glass and add Tequila…..
- 250 gm sugar
- Juice of 12-14 Limes
- Zest of 1 Lime
- 1 ltr water
- Make a stock syrup by combining the water, sugar and Lime zest together in a saucepan and bringing to the boil.
- Simmer for 5 mins and then allow to cool
- Combine the stock syrup and Lime juice in a shallow freezer proof container. Spread of more than one rather than filling too deeply.
- Freeze for 2 hours.
- Now comes the repetative bit, it’s worth it tho. Every 15-30mins rake it with a fork so that it breaks up into little grainy ice crystals. Once the entire mixture is frozen, but grainy and separated it’s ready to eat.
Once you’ve made it, the Granita can be left in the freezer but you’ll need to rake it up before serving.