It’s already June and warm days are here. we are starting to need refreshing desserts and there is nothing more refreshing than a granita. Granita is a sorbet basic cousin, all you need to make one is a freezer and a fork.
From fruit to species granita flavors are endless. I chose to do one with green tea and mint because I wanted the freshness of mint but also the energising effects of the green tea. Perfect for a warm morning.
– 4 cups water
– 3 tbsp green tea
– Handful of fresh mint
– 1 1/2 tbsp honey
– Put water and honey in a pot a bring it to a boil. As soon as it´s boiling remove from the heat and add mint and tea.
– Let it steep for half an hour.
– Strain your liquid into a glass or metal container. Before freezing it taste it and adjust to taste.
– Put it in the freezer and after an hour break up the ice with a fork. Repite this every half hour until it´s completely frozen.
You have two options to serve your granita. I f you want to eat it with a spoon you can serve it in a cup or next to some cake, just like a sorbet.
You can also serve it as a drink. Just fill a glass with granita and add a little milk and a straw.