Quick– before it gets too chilly, lets finish out summer with this super-easy-but-pretty-fancy granita! It’s only a few ingredients and the possibilities are endless. It’s tart, and sweet and kid-friendly and adult-friendly (pour some vodka in it.. my answer to everything, right?)
Decorate with some lime wedges, more grated zest or this gorgeous candied citrus peel. It’s pretty and fancy! Also you could make a version of this using just about any fruit. Watermelon might be nice? I know it’s “fall” (at least according to the calendar next week) but it was 90 degrees here over the weekend, so there’s still plenty of summer left.
3/4 cup sugar
Zest limes and set aside. When using a zester, scrape lightly and avoid the bitter white pith. Juice limes. Set aside.
Combine sugar with 2 cups water and bring to a boil. Dissolve sugar and let thicken slightly into a syrup. Remove from heat and bring to room temperature. Add lime juice and zest. Mix well. Pour liquid into a shallow but heavy dish and place in the freezer for 2-3 hours, until it begins to freeze and scrape with a fork, mixing the mixture into a slushy mix. Re-freeze and ‘fluff’ with a for every 1-2 hours until desired texture is achieved. Serve in chilled glasses. Devour.