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Lemon Ginger Granita

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 4 ingredients

Lemon and ginger were made to go together. With the addition of a little sugar they become a super simple dessert that is as refreshing as it is delicious, like this Lemon Ginger Granita.


  • 2 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
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Nutrition Facts


43 cals


0 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

0 g


11 g


10 g


0 g


0 g


2 mg


  1. Stir the ginger, water and lemon juice together. Stir in the sugar and pour the mixture into a 9- by 9-inch baking pan. Cover and put into the freezer.
  2. After 1 hour, using a fork, scrape the frozen top layer. Scrape and break frozen blocks into pieces. Continue to scrape every 15 to 20 minutes until the granita has a fluffy, snow consistency, about 2 hours. Eat immediately or keep for 3 days in the freezer, scraping every so often

Chef Tips

Always use as little sugar as possible in desserts. For a sweeter option, use agave nectar. Here’s how:

Take out 2 tablespoons of the water, and stir in 2 tablespoons of agave nectar
Reduce the sugar to 1 tablespoon. Although spoon for spoon, agave is twice as sweet as sugar, add a little bit of granulated sugar for the crystal-like consistency of a granita.

Registered Dietitian Approved

Our recipes, articles, and videos are reviewed by our oncology-trained dietitians to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society

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