Goodness has it been hot recently! After spending a bit too much time in the heat watching Melissa D’Arabian cook I decided to try making a granita. While she made a mocha granita, I decided to peruse my cookbooks and found a recipe for lime granita in Mourad: New Moroccan since coffee and I do not agree. I’m pretty sure this is the perfect summertime treat: minimal work, cool and refreshing and a refreshing alternative to ice cream!
1 cup fruit juice
2 cups water
3 Tbsp honey (to taste!)
Stir together in a square 9 inch pan and cool in the fridge. Transfer to freezer. After an hour, break apart the ice much like you would pulled chicken or pork: run the fork along the surface of the ice to break it up into crumbles. Return to the freezer for another half an hour. Crumbled the ice again with a fork and serve as ready. (Unless you’re like me and not sure its quite ready. I continued to freeze the ice overnight and enjoyed a frozen treat throughout the next day!)
Notes: I used a mixture of lemon and lime juice and cooled the mixture during the day then transferred to the freezer to finish it off as I was getting dinner ready. Its also a bit time intensive due to all the in’s and out’s at the freezer. Worst comes to worst, you’re left with a really taste slushie so it all works out! Believe me, the first time I took this out of the freezer, I considered going the slushie route…