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Lemon Ginger Granita

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 4 ingredients

Lemon and ginger were made to go together. With the addition of a little sugar they become a super simple dessert that is as refreshing as it is delicious, like this Lemon Ginger Granita.


Ingredients


  • 2 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar

Nutrition Facts

Calories

43 cals

Fat

0 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

0 g

Carbohydrates

11 g

Sugar

10 g

Fiber

0 g

Protein

0 g

Sodium

2 mg

Directions

  1. Stir the ginger, water and lemon juice together. Stir in the sugar and pour the mixture into a 9- by 9-inch baking pan. Cover and put into the freezer.
  2. After 1 hour, using a fork, scrape the frozen top layer. Scrape and break frozen blocks into pieces. Continue to scrape every 15 to 20 minutes until the granita has a fluffy, snow consistency, about 2 hours. Eat immediately or keep for 3 days in the freezer, scraping every so often

Chef Tips

Always use as little sugar as possible in desserts. For a sweeter option, use agave nectar. Here’s how:

Take out 2 tablespoons of the water, and stir in 2 tablespoons of agave nectar
Reduce the sugar to 1 tablespoon. Although spoon for spoon, agave is twice as sweet as sugar, add a little bit of granulated sugar for the crystal-like consistency of a granita.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.



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