Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Limoncello Granita

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


Lemon Simple Syrup


  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.

Lemon Simple Syrup

Yield: 1 3/4 cups
  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.