Sunday, December 25, 2005

Christmas Eve Granita

Thought we would go a little light on the dessert last night so I came up with something I had wanted to make for a while--Granita. It was sweet but refreshing. Would be nice during hot summer months too.


Spearmint Tea (2 cups brewed with 4 teaspoons of tea)
Sugar (1/2 cup)
Lemoncillo (1 tablespoon)


Boil 2 cups water and add the sugar. Stir until sugar dissolves and add tea.
Brew for about 5 minutes. Strain tea into a 9 inch metal cake pan and stir in the Lemoncillo. Place pan in freezer. Check about every 30 minutes until ice begins to form. When mixture begins to freeze scrape with the tines of a fork and replace in freezer. Repeat this process until everything is frozen and about the consistency of snow cone ice. Serve in scoops on a plate or a nice glass.


Blogger ScaryShari said...

Not only do you share nice recipes, but your photos are GREAT! :) I could almost taste this granita. I'm a photog myself, so I always enjoy good images, and I especially enjoy still lifes involving food! I'm glad I discovered your blog via Clare, whose blogs I discovered via my longtime friend Milgwimper. If all that is followable! *chuckle*

Anyway, I had a question about "lemoncillo". Is that a liqueur? I found several references to it as such on Google and it sounds tasty. However, Google also suggested I type it "limoncello", and when I did, I got an additional 498,000+ search results! (LOL)

Whatever the spelling, I've never heard of it or seen it before, but I bet I'd like it, as I love anything citrusy. Many of my favourite "froo-froo" cocktails involve citrus liqueurs, in fact. Cointreau, anyone?

Hope you're having a happy holiday season. :)

25 December, 2005 23:47  
Anonymous keiko said...

Hi Fran, this looks so delicious and refreshing - I was just making lemon sorbet with home made limoncello too! Happy holidays.

26 December, 2005 10:35  
Anonymous paz said...

Oh, yum! Great idea! Thanks!

27 December, 2005 00:36  
Blogger Fanny said...

This looks so refreshing Fran.

Hope you had a great xmas.
I spent all my time cooking for 15 people and it has been so exciting.


27 December, 2005 03:06  
Blogger milgwimper said...


I gave this recipe to a friend of mine, and she wanted tell you that she loved the taste. :) She said it was perfect after the holidays and all that rich food.

Thanks for visint my website, and you should have no problems posting. The first comment has to be moderated and approved then no problems posting comments .

27 December, 2005 12:12  
Blogger milgwimper said...

Hmmm my typing ability on the above comment apparently left me. ;P :)

28 December, 2005 08:59  
Anonymous Lera said...

Fran, this is something refreshingly new,got to try this one :)

29 December, 2005 20:00  

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