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Granitas -- intensely fruit-flavored ice -- are enjoyed throughout Southern Italy. Served alone, they're zippy, light, and refreshing. Topped with the lemon cream, they're all that -- and a little decadent, too.
Vary the flavor and color of this sorbet depending on which berries you use. Mix blueberries with watermelon for a purply blue sorbet. Focusing on just raspberries and strawberries for a sorbet with a vivid red hue.
Italian gelato is made with milk rather than cream. It tastes great and is lower in fat and calories than many ice creams.
This refreshing ice requires no ice cream maker. An occasional scraping across the frozen mixture with a fork will make the texture light and fluffy.