Lemon & lime crush

Lemon & lime crush

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Plus cooling and freezing

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Try this lemony ice dessert, just five ingredients and packed full of lemon and lime goodness

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
255
protein
0g
carbs
67g
fat
0.1g
saturates
0g
fibre
0g
sugar
67g
salt
0.01g

Ingredients

  • 6 lemons
  • 6 limes
  • 1 large stick lemongrass
  • 4 lime leaves, optional
  • 250g sugar

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Method

Zest 2 of the lemons and 2 of the limes. Juice all the fruits and keep the empty shells to serve the granita. Tip the juice, zest, lemongrass, lime leaf (if using), and sugar into a bowl. Pour over 500ml boiling water. Stir everything together until the sugar has dissolved, then leave to cool and infuse. Strain the lemon syrup into a tray and freeze as stated. Place the lemon and lime halves in the freezer and fill with granita to serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2006

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danievj's picture

awesome recipe!

jeanieallergy's picture
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After searching, I think this must be similar to the part that is missing (taken from another granita recipe in the same issue):

Clear a shelf in the freezer and place a sided metal tray in to chill. Make up your mix and leave to cool, then pour into the tray and cover with cling film. Freeze the liquid until frozen around the edges and slushy in the middle. Use a fork to break up the ice into smaller crystals. Return the tray to the freezer. Repeat the breaking up process every half hour (at least three times) until it's completely frozen and the texture of snow. For a quicker method: freeze the mixture in an ice tray, then blitz the cubes in a food processor just before serving. The texture will be slightly slushier, but just as delicious.

jeanieallergy's picture
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Think there's something missing from this recipe. It says "strain into a tray and freeze as stated", but it doesn't state how to freeze. Does it need stirring or whisking during the freezing process?

twar123's picture

How do yo strain it into a tray? What tray do you use?

johannds's picture

Add a shot of tequila to each lemon/lime for a Margarita twist to this recipe.

taragunning's picture
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I used this at a party.Everyone loved it!!

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