Recipe courtesy of Deborah Racicot

Lime Granita and Candied Lime Zest

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 4 hr
  • Prep: 3 hr
  • Cook: 1 hr
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1 cup of freshly squeezed lime juice

1 cup sugar

2 cups of water

Candied lime zest, recipe follows

5 limes zested

1 cups water

1/2 cup sugar


  1. Put all ingredients except lime zest in a pot and bring to a boil. Strain and pour into shallow pan. Place in freezer and every twenty minutes stir with a fork until ice crystals form and it is nice and fluffy. Candied lime zest: Cover the zest with cold water and bring to a boil. Strain zest and repeat process 3 times. After the fourth time add 1 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar and cook slowly until zest is soft. Remove zest to parchment paper and cool. Use as a garnish for the granita.