Green Apple-Mint Granita

Total Time:
4 hr 25 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
4 hr
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed fresh mint
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple
  • Juice of 2 limes
Directions
  • Combine the sugar and 2 cups water in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves, about 4 minutes; transfer to a blender and let cool completely.

  • Add the mint to the blender and puree until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into an 8-inch-square stainless-steel or glass baking dish. Finely grate the skin of the apple into the pan (you won't need the rest of the apple), then stir in the lime juice.

  • Freeze until ice crystals begin forming around the edges, about 45 minutes. Use a fork to scrape the crystals toward the center of the pan, then continue freezing, scraping every 30 minutes, until frozen, about 4 hours.

  • Avoid aluminum pans-they can react with the acidic ingredients and produce a metallic taste. Use stainless steel or glass instead.

  • Photograph by Levi Brown


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