We’re making all of your summer dreams come true today with an epic recipe for Lemon Granita that is so simple to make and the definition of refreshing.
Lemon Granita. Light, refreshing, and simple, this Lemon Granita is the perfect treat for a hot summer day. With only a few simple steps, this is a recipe that is bound to be on repeat in our household with a rotating door of guests all summer long (you kind of sign up for it when you live in Kelowna – everyone wants to visit and I can’t blame them!).
This granita is whipped up with ice and a simple syrup base that uses fresh lemon juice and lemon zest to make it extra flavourful. I’m planning my next batch as I type… it’s sooooo darned good! It comes together in 10 quick minutes and is SUPER easy to make – because who needs to be slaving in the kitchen when you can be eating granita on a patio with friends instead and STILL look like Martha Stewart?
While lemons may not be the wonder food that some people claim (there is little science beyond anecdotal evidence to support the supposed miraculous benefits of lemon water first thing in the morning, though drinking water in the morning is absolutely a good thing), lemons add great flavour to dishes and are also high in Vitamin C with around the same amount as an orange. Vitamin C helps support your immune and skin health among other things.
Now, If you’re in the mood for some more frozen treats this Avocado Lime Nice Cream comes together in a pinch or these Tropical ‘Nice’ Cream Sandwiches are beyond delicious!
This simple lemon granita is the perfect treat on a hot summer day! Its not too sweet and not too tart, and very easy to make!
- 1/2 cup lemon juice (freshly squeezed, around 2.5 lemons)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 4 cups ice
In a small pot, combine the lemon juice, water, sugar, and lemon zest. On a low heat, simmer until the sugar is dissolved (around 5 minutes). Turn off the stove and let mixture cool until room temperature.
Transfer mixture to a high powered blender and add 4 cups of ice. Blend until smooth, approximately 1 minute.
Serve immediately or transfer to a loaf pan lined with parchment paper and freeze until ready to serve!
This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try this with the new blender i’m going to win!! 🙂
Tori Wesszer says
Hi Jen! LOVE the positive attitude and thanks for following along and entering! Tori
Karen Schaller says
Thank you for all your great recipes and ideas! I love the Vitamix!! I have an old one and would love the new updated one!
Thank you for following along! And good luck!
Yumm! This looks so easy and refreshing
Chelan Cotter says
I just love your recipes, your tips and posts! Thank you for sharing them all with us! I have three boys 20, 15 and 13 yrs and they appreciate your recipes too!
Tori Wesszer says
Thank you Chelan that means a lot to me!
Jane Miska says
Thanks for the chance! I desperately want a Vitamix!!!
Let the blending begin!
How exciting. Perfect drink for the summer when I host a party!! Looking at the recipe makes me thirsty 🤣. Thanks for the recipe and the cool giveaway chance.
Amanda H says
Sharon Quinn says
Love all your delicious and healthy recipes!
This granita looks so refreshing! Perfect for a hot summer day.
Thanks for the chance to win a Vitamix.
Barbara G says
What a combo! Great giveaway of a Vitamix and such a refreshing and easy, peasy, lemony dessert for these hot summer nights.
Let me know if you make it! So yummy!
MLiz Beisel says
This sounds so refreshing!
Pati Clark says
Entered 🤞 for the Vitamix win …..Love to make some smoothies and try this recipe Lemon Granita… I L🍋ve Lem🍋s !!!!!!
Tina Alvaro-Papa says
Love your recipes! Would love a vitamix for our family!
Thank you! Good luck!
Christine Fung says
It’s on my wish list! Hoping to check if off.
Never had one only dreamed of it !!! They seems like pure actual magic !!!
Never had one only dreamed of it ! They seem like pure actual magic ! Ohh the soups , smoothies , dips and mooreee
Alayne Langford says
It’s so refreshing and easy to make! @mamalangs5 Of course I am partial to lemons! 🙂
😍 it’s going to be a balmy 30+ degrees here today and you’ve inspired me with this recipe! Might add some strawberries! Yum!!
Tori Wesszer says
Cecile Aries says
I love your website, instagram and appreciate all your receipts. You have a beautiful family . Enjoy your summer.
Tori Wesszer says
Thank you so much Cecile that is so nice of you! Have a great summer too! Tori
Love it !
Rick Gallard says
What an amazing blender and opportunity. Love this for my Wife as ours broke.
Oh no! Good luck!
Amazing giveaway! In the process of renovating our kitchen white and brighter! This vitamix would look sooo good on my counter!
Also definitely want these to drink on my patio! 😍
Kelly Kirkpatrick says
Looks amazing g!
Thank you Kelly!
Betty S says
Thank you for all the great recipes, going to try this one for sure
Christina Harsch says
I cannot wait to try this recipe! We often reach at least a couple days in the high 30’sC/low 40sC and frozen drinks are a MUST!
Thanks for the giveaway! We are just starting to build our forever home and your kitchen blog and this giveaway couldn’t come at a better time! ❤️
Alana LeSueur says
This recipe for the Lemon Granita sounds terrific..I am looking forward to the newsletters and information / recipes to try on your site. Thank you!
Thanks Alana! Such a refreshing treat for summer!
JulieLynne McCann says
So delighted!! Can’t wait to see how many different drinks we can make, thanks for the chance to win!!
You’re welcome! Good luck!
I love following you on IG and I have LOVED every recipe of yours I have tried. Last night I made your Salmon Cakes and all my kids gobbled is a them up and asked for seconds.
I can’t wait for your cookbook to arrive this fall.
Thank you so much for following along Susie! I’m so happy you enjoy our recipes!
Can you please share where you found those gorgeous sorbet cups? They are beautiful!
They’re from chapters a long time ago!
Angela leslie says
Thanks for running this contest – love watching your instagrams
We’re enjoying a hot summer here in Ontario. The blender would be put to good use in making summer drinks. I enjoy following you on your IG account. You have a lovely family and beautiful home!
This looks so yummy!!!! Thanks for the recipe. This would look amazing in our new kitchen 😉
Ever since my citrus craving with my pregnancy 6 tears ago…I love anything lemon! Thank you!
Love love love!
Dianne Hammel says
Would LOVE to WIN!! Love your recipes!!
Can’t wait to try this!!
Hopefully I will have a new blender to make it in! 😍
Oh I also like to create recipes and alway wish to have one of this vitamix, so I can make this recipe
How Exciting!!! It Would BE A DREAM To Win The Vitamix!!! Thanks For The Opportunity!!
What A Perfect Piece This Would Be IN anyone’s Kitcken. What A Privilege To be able to win such a blender.
Not to sure if my other comment went through. But I was meaning to rate the Recipe and I Must have done it wrong. Hopefully this on is on point.
Love trying all your recipes!! Thank you!!
This would be wonderful to have and sneak in those healthy veggies my kids run away from (lol eeks) while mixing in fruits, protein powder, almond milk and coconut sugar (if needed) [email protected]
Laurie Cossette says
This would be an amazing addition to any kitchen, thank you so much for this opportunity ☺️❤️ Absolutely love following your posts and stories, thank you
My dream to have a white Vitamix. I have a 35 year old Cuisinart that still works okay for some things and I would love to replace our old blender with a beautiful Vitamix! I love your posts and am grateful for your responses to my questions. Your cherry bars and chia berry jam are beyond delicious. Can’t wait to get your cookbook.
Thank you for the kind words Gail they truly mean a lot! So glad you like our recipes.
Hi! Was there a winner announced!? (fingers crossed!)
Tori Wesszer says
Hi Emily yes they were just recently above!
Congrats to the lucky 🍀 winner 🙂