Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sugar Free Lemon Granita

Lemon Granita made with Splenda

The recent burst of sweltering heat in the Bay Area automatically lead to cravings of something cold. One cannot indulge in ice cream every day so to satisfy the cold and sweet craving during the heat; lemon and splenda comes to the rescue.

After the block of lemon ice froze, I let the ice sit at room temperature for 10 mins before I took my sturdy fork and scraped. The lemon granita turned out wonderful - tart, sweet and icy cold. I had the lemon granita after dinner and it was great was to finish off the meal and sedated my craving.

I will serve this at BBQs so people can have a "unpretentious" palate cleanser OR a quick way to cool off.

Lemon Granita made with Splenda

Splenda's website lists the recipe as sorbet but I did not have time to mix it during the freezing process. I think it turned out really well as a granita.

Sugar-Free Lemon Granita
by Splenda

4 Cups of boiling water
2/3 Cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 1/2 Cups of Granulated Splenda Sweetener
1 Tablespoon grated lemon zest

Dissolve the splenda with the boiling water. Cool slightly. Add the lemon juice and lemon zest. Put the mixture in a shallow pan and freeze. Scrape the lemon ice with a fork and put into a resealable container. Serve with fresh mint.

Lemon Granita with Splenda
Lemon Granita made with Splenda

After the "work-out" of scarping the block of lemon ice, I stuffed the granita into empty lemon halves for a pretty presentation. The stuffed lemon halves came in handy because I brought it on-the-go.

Now I can have my guilt-free icy treat and still fit into my pants.


Heavenly Housewife said...

Yes, its been hot here in the UK too, but thats not like I need an excuse for a delicious frozen desert LOL. I love you presented your granita :D
*kisses* HH

Punctuation Mark said...

this looks fantastic for the summer!

[email protected] said...

Yes I live in the east bay and wouldn't you know that our a/c broke down! Boy does this look good, so elegant and simple!

Forager @ The Gourmet Forager said...

Gorgeous clean photos & presentation! The whole lemon looks good enough to eat!

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