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Lavender Mint Granita

June  2, 2013
Author Notes

A floral, herbal and lemony summer treat that brings these gorgeous lavender fields of Provance straight to my apartment. When you are stranded in the city for the entire summer, what else can you do -- if the hill will not come to Mohammed, Mohammed will go to the hill. —QueenSashy

  • Serves 4
Ingredients
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons dry lavender
  • 4 tablespoons chopped mint
  • 1 cup lime juice
  • 2 1/2 cups water
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Prepare the lavender simple syrup. In a small sauce pot bring one cup of water, sugar and lavender to a simmer. Simmer until sugar is completely dissolved. Turn off the heat, and let the syrup cool completely. Add the chopped mint and store in the refrigerator for a day or two.
  2. Strain the syrup and mix it with the lime juice and 1 1/2 cups of water. Pour the mixture into a non-reactive dish and freeze. Once the mixture becomes icy around the edges, stir well with the fork. Return to freezer and continue to stir every 30 minutes, until the mixture is thoroughly frozen.
  3. Chill the serving bowls in the fridge briefly, fluff the granita one more time with the fork and serve.
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Aleksandra aka QueenSashy is a scientist by day, and cook, photographer and doodler by night. When she is not writing code and formulas, she blogs about food, life and everything in between on her blog, Three Little Halves. Three Little Halves was nominated for 2015 James Beard Awards and the finalist for 2014 Saveur Best Food Blog Awards. Aleksandra lives in New York City with her other two halves, Miss Pain and Dr. V.