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Recipe: Strawberry and Mint Granita.

21 Aug
Recipe: Strawberry and Mint Granita.

Now that summer is (supposed to be) here, and we have a delicious supply of strawberries around us, I decided to try some new recipes for the wonderful fruits.

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STRAWBERRY AND MINT GRANITA – A REFRESHING DESSERT, TREAT OR PALATE CLEANSER.

Ingredients:

100g Sugar (Caster or granulated)

450g Strawberries hulled and halfed.

Mint leaves to taste. (I used about 20 leaves).

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1. Put the sugar and 100ml of water into a saucepan and gently heat, stir until the sugar is dissolved, don’t let it boil.

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2. Tip the strawberries into the food processor and blend to a puree. 

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3. Pour the strawberries into the sugar water, then add the mint leaves.

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4. Heat up the mixture and let it simmer for thicken slightly.

5. Once the mixture is thickened, strain it through a sieve to take out any seeds or leaves.

6. Allow to cool for 15 minutes.

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7. Pour into a container and freeze for 1 hour, rake the mixture with a fork, then put it back into the freezer.

8. Repeat this for 4 hours, until it becomes slushy.

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9. Serve in a glass with a sprig of mint.

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A DELICIOUS SUMMER RECIPE, PACKED WITH A LOVELY FRESH TASTE.

If you make this or have already made this, I’d love to hear from you.

I found this recipe in Good Food Magazine, so thanks go to them for sharing the recipe with me. 

If you have any delicious recipes for strawberries, or particular favourite summer recipes, please let me know in the comments below.

 

 

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18 Comments

Posted by on August 21, 2015 in Baking

 

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18 responses to “Recipe: Strawberry and Mint Granita.

  1. Ellie Mulligan

    August 23, 2015 at 10:55 am

    wow this look delicious and easy to make!

     
    • chocolatepages

      August 23, 2015 at 12:55 pm

      Thanks, its lovely and refreshing too. Yes, so easy to make.

       
  2. Everything Mummy

    August 27, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    oo this sounds absolutely yummy I love strawberries Thanks for sharing on #sundaystars

     
  3. mumjd

    September 5, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    This sounds nice and I guess it might work well with raspberry too #weekendbloghop

     
  4. Victoria Griffin (@victoria_grif7)

    September 6, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    Yum, this looks delicious! I’ve been looking for some more mint recipes. Thanks!

     
    • chocolatepages

      September 6, 2015 at 8:55 pm

      It is lovely and refreshing and so easy to make.

       
  5. emetomumblog

    May 1, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    looks and sounds amazing! #KCACOLS

     
  6. Liz Lowe

    May 1, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    This sounds fabulous…I want one now! #KCACOLS

     
  7. Jess Powell (Babi a Fi)

    May 1, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    This looks lovely – perfect for summer! x #KCACOLS

     
    • chocolatepages

      May 1, 2016 at 5:36 pm

      Thank you, it is delicious and very refreshing.

       
  8. The Unsung Mum

    May 1, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    This looks amazing! Can’t wait to try this when the sun actually comes out! Thanks for sharing! #KCACOLS

     
    • chocolatepages

      May 2, 2016 at 10:15 am

      Thank you, I had to edit the post a little to say that summer is (supposed to be) here!! 😉

       
  9. fairyqueen

    May 2, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    Oh this looks cool and tasty!! Its going to be on my list, with a little vodka…maybe!!:)

    mainy – myrealfairy
    #KCACOLS

     
    • chocolatepages

      May 2, 2016 at 5:20 pm

      Ooh, great idea! I wonder if I could make it mohito like? Limes and mint with rum? Great idea thanks.

       
  10. A Moment with Franca

    May 6, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Oh this really sounds and looks delicious!! I love strawberries and this perfect for this sunny weather that we are having at the moment. I will try it at home! 😉 Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. It is always really nice to have you. Hope to see you on Sunday, 🙂 x

     
    • chocolatepages

      May 6, 2016 at 5:23 pm

      Thank you, another commenter suggested adding vodka! I think I will do this the next time I make it. 😉

       

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