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Hibiscus Granita

Hibiscus Granita
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 4 hr 0 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 4
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!

Ingredients

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

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.

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

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  • 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!
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