Nothing is more refreshing than a fresh lemon granita on a hot summer's day.
2 cups water
1/2 cup granulated sugar
grated zest 1 one lemon, scrubbed before grating
juice of 2 large lemons
Heat the water and sugar together over low heat until the sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Combine the lemon zest and juice with the sugar syrup. Place in a shallow container or freezer tray, and freeze until solid.
Plunge the bottom of the frozen container in very hot water for a few seconds. Turn the frozen mixture out, and chop it into large chunks.
Place the mixture in a blender or food processor and process until it forms small crystals. Spoon into serving glasses. Serve.