Limoncello Granita

Total Time:
4 hr 23 min
Prep:
3 min
Inactive:
4 hr 20 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups Lemon Simple Syrup, recipe follows
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup limoncello liqueur
  • Pinch fine sea salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cups water
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
Directions

Place the simple syrup, mascarpone cheese, limoncello, and salt in a food processor. Process until the mixture is smooth. Pour the mixture into an 8-by-8-inch glass baking dish. Freeze for at least 4 hours or until the mixture is firm.

Using the tines of a fork, scrape the mixture into small serving bowls or glasses. Serve immediately.

Lemon Simple Syrup

In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, water, lemon zest, and lemon juice over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the syrup to cool, about 20 minutes.

Yield: 1 3/4 cups


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