Limoncello Granita with Fresh Raspberry Sauce
Recipe type: Beverage, Drink
  • 6 lemons, washed
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 5 Tablespoons limoncello
  • 2 cups water
  • fresh raspberry sauce (recipe below)
  1. Using a vegetable peeler or a paring knife, remove the zest from the lemons in strips. Juice the lemons to make 1 cup juice.
  2. In a medium saucepan, heat 2 cups of water with the sugar over medium-high heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in the lemon zest, and simmer for 30 seconds. Stir in the lemon juice and limoncello. Allow to cool to room temperature for about 30 minutes.
  3. To freeze, strain the lemon mixture (discarding zest) into a non-reactive casserole dish or baking pan and place in the freezer. Freeze for 45 minutes, then use a dinner fork to scrape any ice crystals that have formed on the side or bottom of the pan. Return to freezer and repeat scraping every 20 to 30 minutes for 3 to 4 hours, or until the liquid becomes granular.
  4. To serve, place fresh raspberries in the bottom of a cup or bowl. Spoon the raspberry sauce over the fresh raspberries. Spoon the granita on top.
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