Lemon granita

Serves 8-10
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Kitty Travers specialises in delicious ices which she makes at home and stores in a freezer in her bedroom.

Her ices aren't made with commercial ingredients, and the flavours shine through.

Her flavours include pumpkin "mini-milks" infused with fig and peach, and this fantastic lemon granita. See lagrottaices.tumblr.com.

500ml water
250g granulated sugar
The juice of 10 large lemons (plus the zest from 5 of them)

Put the water and sugar into a saucepan with the lemon zest, bring to the boil and stir until the sugar dissolves; simmer for a minute.

Remove from the heat; cool. Stir in the lemon juice; transfer to a shallow, non-reactive container; put in the freezer for about 4-5 hours.

Stir the granita every so often so that it doesn't freeze into a solid lump (you want the consistency to be a little granular).

Once frozen, break the ice up into small pieces; return to the freezer, then after an hour break it up again; then serve.