Our granitas, otherwise known as Italian ices, are like the snow cones you had as a kid, only tastier, less fluorescent, and more sophisticated. Also, try the cantaloupe and lemon-violet flavors.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Combine sugar and the water in small pan; simmerover medium heat, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Transfersyrup to large bowl to cool completely.

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  • Puree strawberries and lychees in a food processoror blender until smooth. Strain through a fine strainer.Add puree and lemon juice to cooled syrup. Transferto a 13-by-9-inch glass dish. Freeze, uncovered, rakingwith a fork every 30 minutes to keep it from becomingtoo solid, 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Serve immediately.

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