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Zia Maria Concetta’s Granita (Italian Lemon Ice) with Candied Jalapeno Jam

Urban Accents Italian Lemon Ice Recipe


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For Granita:

For Topping:

  • Preparation: 40 min
  • Ready in: 40 min


For Granita:

  1. Boil water. Reduce to simmer, add in sugar, and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Stir in juice.
  2. Freeze mixture in ice cube trays until solid. Remove cubes, place into high-powered blender or food processor and blend until smooth. This could also be made in an ice cream maker- add liquid to bowl of ice cream maker and process as normal.
  3. Rub the edge of serving bowls with lime or lemon peels and dip edge into Mesa Rosa for a surprising salty-smoky kick!

For Candied Jalapeno Topping:

  1. Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add seasoning and lightly toast 1 minute. When fragrant, lower heat to medium and add jalapenos and stir to coat.
  2. Add brown sugar (or sweetener) and lime juice. Keep a close watch - this can burn quickly! Stir continuously until coating has reduced to a syrup. Remove from heat and allow to cool before using as garnish for granita.

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