Limoncello Granita

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 4 hr 23 min
  • Prep: 3 min
  • Inactive: 4 hr 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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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


  1. 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.
  2. Using the tines of a fork, scrape the mixture into small serving bowls or glasses. Serve immediately.
  3. Lemon Simple Syrup
  1. 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.
  2. Yield: 1 3/4 cups