Granita might be one of the easiest things there is to make. Now, yes, it does take you being there every half hour or so, but that’s just to stir. I mean, how hard is stirring?
Apparently for me, pretty hard. I had my friend Chef Mike Behmoiras make this Green Tea Granita for me, versus making it myself. What a trooper…I ask, he delivers. We should all be so lucky as to have a friend like that to take complete advantage of.
Not that I do that. Much.
As you may have noticed, I’ve been gone a lot as of late, so Mike has been helping me in the kitchen, and filling in for me on the blog has been a bevy of amazing friends, offering up their own S’mores recipes to tide you all over until I am back to myself.
Whatever that is.
Let’s not go there, though, as it likely involves more time than we have, and more medication than I have been prescribed. So let’s just say I’m kind of back.
I’m posting, anyway. That counts.
Today I am sharing that easy granita I was bragging about Mike making. Hey – I took the pictures. I edited the pictures. I am posting it for you to enjoy. And I think you will!
It really could NOT be simpler in this case…it’s frozen tea, and I’ve sweetened it up a bit. It’s bottled tea – Teas’ Tea brand, for which I am an ambassador. Simple, refreshing, ready to go. They have lots of flavors, and the Half and Half Coconut and Green Tea is amazing…so next time, that’s what I am making.
Or rather, having Mike make. As long as he’s not reading this post.
Green Tea Granita
- One bottle Teas’ Tea Green Tea
- 3 tablespoons white sugar
Transfer bottle of unsweetened green tea to a small pot. Add sugar and bring to a simmer over low heat. Allow to simmer until sugar is dissolved.
Cool to room temperature, then transfer to a shallow covered container and place in the freezer for an hour. After one hour, take a fork and begin to stir the frozen crystals into the center of the container. Return the container to the freezer, and repeat the process every 30 to 45 minutes, stirring carefully each time, until you have a fully frozen container of crystallized granita. If the granita should happen to become too hard, simply leave the container out for a few minutes until you can again stir it with a fork, then return to the freezer.
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