Hydration is essential at all times of the year, but especially in summer. To combat the sweltering heat of the summer months, there are many appetizing cold drinks, such as slushies. Although you can opt for sorbets, smoothies or ice creams, which help to cool you down, the option of homemade granita of different flavors is very healthy and easy to make, being the lemon granita the most popular.
The lemon granita can be taken as a dessert or as a refreshing aperitif at any time of the day. Preparing it at home makes it healthier since you can add the ingredients to your liking while controlling the acidity, the flavor of the lemon and the amount of sugar. To discover how to make lemon slush, the main ingredients of the recipe and more details of the preparation.
How to make lemon slush?
You will need:
- 6 lemons
- Lemon peel
- 6 tbsp brown sugar
- 800 ml ice
- 500 ml cold water
Steps to follow:
How to prepare a lemon slush? Too easy! The first step is to squeeze the lemons, reserving the juice obtained. You should also grate one of the lemons and add the zest to the juice, but try to grate only the yellow part because the white part will add bitterness to the lemon slush.
Mix the juice of the lemons and the zest in a bowl with water and brown sugar. Stir well until the sugar is completely dissolved in the juice. If you want a healthier slush, you can make unsweetened lemon slush using other types of sweeteners.
Once the lemon juice and sugar mixture is ready, add ice and blend all the ingredients with a blender. This will help you get a smoother liquid without lumps with the well-crushed ice cubes. You can still run the resulting liquid through a strainer to make sure all the lumps are removed. In this way, the drink will have a better texture.
With the slush mix made, store the container in the freezer. You must cover it well so that it does not spill or acquire flavors or aromas of other frozen foods. Try depositing it on an empty shelf in the freezer so it will freeze more quickly.
Every half hour, remove the container, stir the slush and prevent it from turning into a block of ice. Once it is completely frozen, you can remove it from the freezer.
Before serving the lemon granita, make sure to stir one last time so that the ice chips do not stick, achieving a better texture, and the lemon granita recipe is ready! It only remains to serve.
To finish, serve in different glasses or glasses. If you want to improve the presentation of the granita, you can decorate it with pieces of lemon peel or mint, which always gives a special touch to any drink. So you will be ready to take it with the best company. Enjoy a very refreshing, rich and healthy drink!