This simple, refreshing dessert is a great option if you want a frozen treat but don't have an ice cream maker.
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Mint Lime Granita
About This Recipe
|Active time:||20 minutes|
|Total time:||3 hours, 45 minutes|
|Special equipment:||large glass baking dish (for example: 9 by 13 by 12 inches)|
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups water
- 5 mint leaves
- 1/2 cup lime juice
In a medium saucepan, combine water, mint leaves, and sugar. Turn heat to medium high and stir until sugar has dissolved. Continue to cook until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes.*
Let mixture cool slightly then stir in lime juice. Pour mixture into glass baking dish and put in freezer.
Every hour or so, scrape mixture with a fork, continuing until frozen, about three and a half hours.
*You can also make simple syrup without turning on your stove. For directions, see here