How to make a granita

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Step 1

Place 300ml water in a pan with 150g granulated sugar, and the zest and juice from a lime. Heat gently until all the sugar has dissolved. Boil for 3 minutes, then remove from the heat and allow to cool. Liquidise 500g strawberries or raspberries with the syrup until smooth, sieve to remove the pips, and pour into a shallow plastic container.


Step 2

Freeze for 2 hours, or until the mixture is frozen around the edges.


Step 3

With a fork, draw ice from the edges towards the centre. Return to the freezer, and then repeat this process about 3-4 times, every 30 minutes, or until all of the granita mixture is formed of ice crystals.


Step 4

Serve immediately.