Recipes

RECIPES: 3 granita desserts to make on a hot day

If you're looking to cool down on a warm day, these quick and simple recipes to make Lemon and Basil, Coffee, and Almond granitas are perfect.
 

COFFEE GRANITA

Make 300ml of your favourite coffee, dissolve 60g brown sugar into it and freeze overnight. Scrape it with a spoon into flaky crystals, then top with whipped cream to serve.

LEMON AND BASIL GRANITA

Boil 100ml water and 50g caster sugar to make a syrup. Add 100ml lemon juice and the zest of one lime to it. Pour the mixture into a freezable container and leave to cool. Add 2 tbsp chopped basil leaves and freeze. Flake it, top with more basil leaves, then serve.

ALMOND GRANITA

Bring 200ml milk, 100ml water, 100g almond powder, 70g caster sugar and 1/3 tsp vanilla essence to the boil. Remove from heat, strain through a fine sieve and freeze. Flake, then top with toasted almond flakes to serve.