Monday, July 14, 2014
The beauty of a granita is there are no special machines or tools required. If you have a fork, pan and freezer then you have all it takes to make a delicious, frozen dessert that is perfect to help you beat the heat. Another thing I love about granitas is the options of flavors are endless; fresh fruit, wine, favorite beverage, various vegetables and the list goes on and on.
Sweet Tea and Mint Granita
4 Cups water
1 1/2 Cups sugar
3 Large tea bags
1/2 Cup loosely packed mint leaves, plus more for garnish
Combine water and sugar in a large saucepan and place over medium low heat. Allow mixture to simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add the tea bags and mint leaves and allow to steep for about 30-45 minutes.
Pour the mixture into a 8x8 or 9x9 pan, cover and place in the freezer for an hour. Remove from freezer, using a fork, scrape the mixture and return the freezer. Scrape the mixture every 30-45 minutes for 3-4 hours, until completely frozen. Once completely frozen, remove from freezer and scrap with a fork until fluffy.
Gently scoop the granita into serving dishes, garnish with mint leaves (if desired) and serve.
Recipe source: A Lynsey Original