Lemon and Rosemary Granita Recipe

Lemon and Rosemary Granita Recipe

How To Make Lemon and Rosemary Granita

Stay cool on a hot day by making this icy granita recipe! It’s an Italian dessert made with a blend of lemon juice, spiced syrup, and orange liqueur.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Freeze Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes



  • 3cupswater
  • 1cupsugar,plus 2 tbsp
  • 4fresh rosemary,(4-inch sprigs)
  • 4lemon zest,cut into ½x3-inch strips
  • cupslemon juice,(from about 5 lemons)
  • 3tbspGrand Marnier,or other orange liqueur


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the water, sugar, rosemary, and lemon zest. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat, cover, and let infuse for 10 minutes.

  2. In a large glass or stainless-steel bowl, combine the lemon juice and Grand Marnier. Strain the rosemary syrup into the lemon juice and stir to combine.

  3. Chill in the refrigerator or, to hasten the process, pour the lemon mixture into a stainless-steel bowl, set it in a larger bowl filled with ice, and stir until cold.

  4. Pour the chilled lemon mixture into two 9×9-inch stainless-steel pans.

  5. Freeze for 15 minutes.

  6. Stir well and return the pans to the freezer. Continue freezing, stirring every 15 minutes, until the granita is completely frozen, about 1 hour in all.

  7. Scoop the granita into chilled bowls or stemmed glasses, serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 246.72kcal
  • Fat: 0.51g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.18g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.06g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.07g
  • Carbohydrates: 58.21g
  • Fiber: 2.21g
  • Sugar: 52.32g
  • Protein: 0.61g
  • Sodium: 10.50mg
  • Calcium: 42.34mg
  • Potassium: 132.35mg
  • Iron: 0.52mg
  • Vitamin A: 7.66µg
  • Vitamin C: 46.08mg
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