Lemon & lime crush

Prep: 20 mins Plus cooling and freezing


Serves 4
Try this lemony ice dessert, just five ingredients and packed full of lemon and lime goodness

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable


  • kcal255
  • fat0.1g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs67g
  • sugars67g
  • fibre0g
  • protein0g
  • salt0.01g
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  • 6 lemons



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 6 limes



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1 large stick lemongrass
  • 4 lime leaves, optional
    Lime leaf

    Lime leaf

    ly-m leef

    Lime leaves are obtained from the kaffir lime, which is not a true lime at all but rather a…

  • 250g sugar



    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…


  1. 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.

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Comments (6)

danievj's picture

awesome recipe!

jeanieallergy's picture

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

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

I used this at a party.Everyone loved it!!

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