Lime Granita with Fresh Mint

This refreshing frozen treat is sweet and tart. If you don’t have limes on hand, you could easily make this recipe...
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Lime Granita with Fresh Mint
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Lime Granita with Fresh Mint

This refreshing frozen treat is sweet and tart. If you don’t have limes on hand, you could easily make this recipe with lemon or grapefruit juice instead; either would be equally as delicious.

4
Servings
408
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons water
  • 1 ½ Cup sugar
  • Fresh mint sprigs
  • ¾ Cup fresh lime juice

Directions

Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan and heat over medium heat. As soon as the sugar dissolves, turn the heat off, add a handful of fresh mint sprigs, and allow the syrup to cool to room temperature.

When the syrup cools to room temperature remove the mint, add the lime juice, and then pour the mixture into a wide, shallow, freezer-safe dish. Put the dish in the freezer. After 45 minutes, take the dish out of the freezer and stir it with a fork. Return the dish to the freezer.

After 30 minutes, take the dish out of the freezer and stir with the fork again before returning the dish to the freezer.

Continue freezing the granita, stirring it with a fork every 30 minutes, until completely frozen, about 3 to 4 hours total.

Serve with fresh mint leaves, if desired.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
22g
31%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Carbohydrate, by difference
51g
39%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
20µg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
12mg
1%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
11g
44%
Folate, total
38µg
10%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
9mg
3%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
42mg
6%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
61mg
4%
Water
13g
0%

Lime Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Lime Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.

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