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Hibiscus Granita

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 4 hr 0 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
cup dried hibiscus flowers
4
cups water
Sugar to taste
Juice of 1/2 lemon (optional)
Mint leaves

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

You can make granita with different fruit juices, even with coffee and milk. You just need to follow the same instructions.

When the heat hits in the summer, there is nothing more refreshing than a delicious granita. This recipe is inspired by the traditional Italian dessert but uses the beautiful hibiscus flowers, a popular ingredient in many Latin American countries. You can serve it in the afternoon or as a dessert after lunch or dinner. Of course, if your family loves it, make it often, changing the flavors each time. They will all be amazed!

Directions

  • 1 In a pot, combine the hibiscus flowers with water. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and cook for five more minutes. Turn off the stove, add the sugar and let cool. Afterward, you can the add lemon juice if you wish.
  • 2 Strain the hibiscus infusion and pour the liquid into a heat-proof dish or any container that can be placed directly into the freezer.
  • 3 Freeze for 45 minutes. Once you notice that the liquid is solidifying, scrape with a fork until it breaks into large crystals.
  • 4 Return the mixture to the freezer and after another 45 minutes has passed, repeat the same process twice.
  • 5 If you prepare the granita in a large dish, the preparation time will be much shorter, so be aware that the mixture does not completely freeze.
  • 6 To serve, spoon the granita into serving cups and decorate with mint leaves.
  • 7 Serve immediately to avoid melting.

When the heat hits in the summer, there is nothing more refreshing than a delicious granita. This recipe is inspired by the traditional Italian dessert but uses the beautiful hibiscus flowers, a popular ingredient in many Latin American countries. You can serve it in the afternoon or as a dessert after lunch or dinner. Of course, if your family loves it, make it often, changing the flavors each time. They will all be amazed!

Rate and Comment

Morena Cuadra Morena Cuadra
September 16, 2015

When the heat hits in the summer, there is nothing more refreshing than a delicious granita. This recipe is inspired by the traditional Italian dessert but uses the beautiful hibiscus flowers, a popular ingredient in many Latin American countries. You can serve it in the afternoon or as a dessert after lunch or dinner. Of course, if your family loves it, make it often, changing the flavors each time. They will all be amazed!