How many times have you purchased ice or granita for you or your kids? This lemon ice has potentially only two ingredients and it is very easy.
I think this is the first time I made granita or ice for that matter. I really don’t know why I waited so long to make this lemon ice because it literally took me 2 minutes to make. I actually made two different flavors.
I used this italian lemon soda that is actually healthier than regular versions but you really can make it with whatever type of soda you like. Just try to use any type that won’t contain crapy ingredients!
I used a tiny bit of turmeric powder to color the lemon ice since using lemon soda is colorless. It worked perfectly. I also added a couple of drops of liquid stevia since diluting the soda with the ice made the lemon ice not sweet at all. A little goes a long way but if you like you can omitted, no big deal.
This is a very simple recipe that your kids will love. It takes no time, it is way healthier than store bought versions and it will be a super success amongst most kids. Who loves the loaded sugar store bought kinds anyways? Not us!
Well I leave you with this very simple recipe that I hope you like. Use any other flavors of your choice because it really works with any type!
Miryam's original recipe
Yield: 4 servings
Total Time: 5 minutes
- 4 cups crushed ice
- 2 cups healthier lemon soda
- 1/8 tsp turmeric powder, optional
- few drops liquid stevia, optional
Place all the ingredients in your blender and blend until combined. This will take no longer than 20-30 seconds.
It must be very refreshing! These days we eat lots of one.ingredient ice cream…yes, pureed frozen fruits … totally yum and healthy!
It is still so hot out and this is exactly what I need! Love the flavors:)
I can’t think of any treat to beat this Phoenix heat!!! How clever using turmeric as a coloring!
totally perfect for summer! you can never go past a lemon sweet treat!
Thinking about all the money I’ve spent on lemon ices over the years…and shuddering. NEver again! From now on, this version is the only one entering my freezer!
What a great summer recipe, my dear! So refreshing, beautiful colour and I bet it tastes awesome ;-)
Such a great idea! I love the addition of turmeric, it really brightens the color wonderfully.