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
302
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
4 cups

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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Sugar
76g
N/A
Protein
0.2g
0.4%
Carbs
79g
26%
Vitamin A
2µg
N/A
Vitamin C
14mg
23%
Vitamin K
0.3µg
0.3%
Calcium
9mg
1%
Fiber
0.2g
0.9%
Folate (food)
5µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
5µg
1%
Iron
0.1mg
0.6%
Magnesium
4mg
1%
Phosphorus
7mg
1%
Potassium
58mg
2%
Sodium
2mg
N/A
Sugars, added
75g
N/A
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