Monday, November 15, 2010


So rarely do I ever post a dessert recipe, but lately I've had a sweet tooth so I wanted something light and sweet, but using the savory ingrdients I have on hand.  Lemons, mint, a mint lemonade granita it is.

Heres is what you will need:

  • 6 lemons
  • 4 cups water
  • honey, to taste
  • Handful of fresh mint leaves

  • Clean and wash the lemons. Cut off the top quarter of the lemons.  Using a grapefruit knife, carefully remove all of the lemon flesh and juice (working over a bowl ensures you won’t lose any).

    Using a food processor (or a blender) toss a handful of washed and dried fresh mint leaves into the work bowl. Add the scooped out lemon flesh and juice, and pulse until mostly pureed. Let mixture stand for 15 minutes, so the mint releases its flavor, then press the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer. You’ll end up with approximately one cup of lemon-mint juice.

    Stir in the water, then the honey, one tablespoon at a time until the mixture is to your desired level of sweetness. Pour the mixture into a large roasting pan or baking dish, large enough that the liquid isn’t more than one-inch deep.

    Freeze for one hour, then remove the mixture and scrape with two forks to break up the ice. (Your freezing time will vary, depending on the temperature and muscle of your freezer.) Return to the freezer and freeze until solid, about 2 to 3 hours, scraping it again with forks every hour or so.  When the granita is frozen, rake until glittery.

    Of course you can use this as a dessert, a palate cleanser or popsicles for the kids.


    1 comment:

    1. wow this looks amazing! and such a nice presentation too! i love how you can make it with ingredients on hand. will def make this when i don't have time but i want to impress someone :)