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Iced Lemon Crush (Granizado De Limon)

ingredients

serves 4
coarsely grated zest and freshly squeezed juice of 8 unwaxed lemons
200 g caster sugar
extra crushed ice (optional)

method

Put the zest and sugar in a saucepan with 250 ml cold water and bring to the boil for 5 minutes. Strain. Add 500 ml cold water and the lemon juice, pour into a freezerproof container and freeze for about 1 hour until ice crystals have formed around the edge. Break up with a fork and serve. Add extra crushed ice, if using.

Variation Coffee Ice or Granizado de Cafe
Put 200 g good-quality ground coffee in a heatproof bowl or cafetiere, add 1 litre boiling water, then stir in 300 g sugar and the peeled zest from 1 unwaxed lemon. Let cool completely.

Strain through a fine-meshed sieve or push the plunger of the cafetiere, pour into a freezerproof container and freeze and fork as above.

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