Here's a simple and easy-to-follow recipe for a refreshing lemon granita, perfect for hot summers. The key is to add an ingredient that balances out the strong lemon acidity, making it smoother and more enjoyable to savor.
Easy Lemon granita to make quickly in the summer
Here's a refreshing lemon sorbet recipe perfect for hot summer days.
All you need to do is squeeze fresh lemons, mix the juice with sugar, and freeze it to create a refreshing lemon sorbet that quenches your thirst on hot summer days.
While I love vanilla and chocolate ice creams, there are times when the punchy acidity of lemon can be a bit overwhelming, and I find myself opting for sweeter fruits like strawberries.
However, I adore lemon pound cakes, which also have a tangy flavor, and I could eat them anytime. It got me thinking that pound cakes contain ingredients like butter, yogurt, or heavy cream that help mellow down the acidity.
This particular recipe I learned in Italy, where a small amount of condensed milk is added to the lemon and sugar mixture. This addition mellows out the acidity, giving the sorbet a smoother and less sharp flavor. Additionally, the condensed milk helps prevent the sorbet from becoming too hard when frozen, so you can enjoy a soft texture even the next day without it turning into a rock-hard block.
- Condensed milk
Cut the lemon in half and squeeze the juice.
Place water and sugar in a small saucepan and heat to dissolve the sugar.
Add condensed milk and stir to combine.
Add lemon juice and mix.
After allowing it to cool down, pour the mixture into a freezer-safe container and place it in the freezer.
Once it starts to solidify, take it out from the freezer and use a fork to scrape and mix it. Return it to the freezer again.
Before serving, mix again with a fork and serve in a glass.
The shelf life when stored in the freezer is about 1 to 2 weeks. When kept in a household freezer, it can become quite solid, so before eating, use a fork to break it up a little to make it easier to enjoy.
- 200ml Water
- 80g sugar
- 2 (about 100 ml) lemons
- 20 g condensed milk
- Cut the lemon in half and squeeze the juice.
- Place water and sugar in a small saucepan and heat to dissolve the sugar.
- Add condensed milk and stir to combine.
- Add lemon juice and mix.
- After allowing it to cool down, pour the mixture into a freezer-safe container and place it in the freezer.
- Once it starts to solidify, take it out from the freezer and use a fork to scrape and mix it. Return it to the freezer again.
- Before serving, mix again with a fork and serve in a glass.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 125Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 0gSugar: 30gProtein: 1g