The mint granita is a classic of the Sicilian pastry-making tradition. Fresh and thirst-quenching, it comforts in the summer heat. Sweet, but well balanced with its balsamic note. Aromatic with a decisive flavour, it leaves the mouth fresh and clean, with a pleasurable, long-lasting sensation.



INGREDIENTS

 

Water, sugar, glucose syrup, natural mint aromas.

 

Contains only genuine and natural ingredients: pure mint and sugar, no food colourings nor preservatives, no artificial aromas, milk, cream or their derivatives.

 

Storage temperature: Store in freezer at -18°C.

THE GRANITA

 

Everlasting Queen of Summer and delicious companion for cooler seasons, the granita is loved by the young and the old. It fits to many special diets because of the simplicity and genuineness of its ingredients. The recipe is simple, the selection of the best natural ingredients together with cutting-edge production technologies give life to a unique, fresh and pleasurable dessert spoonful after delicious spoonful. Its grainy consistency is the result of a staged freezing method and the complete absence of air in the mixture: only Sicilians safeguard the secrets for its preparation.


PROPOSALS

 

Pairings: For a cheerful summer touch add it to a home made, freshly squeezed lemonade. It is refreshing in fruit salads, especially with watermelon, figs, strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrant, limes, mangoes and melons. Unusually enjoyable with goat cheese. Sophisticated when accompanied by dark chocolate squares.

 

Inspiration: For a superb variation on the traditional Mojito, start with mint granita and add chopped mint leaves, sugar, blended watermelon pulp and white rum.


MISE EN PLACE

 

Serving instructions: After removing from the freezer wait a few minutes before serving.

 

Serving suggestions: In clear crystal glasses, ideally accompanied by a “brioche” (a special round, fluffy, typically Sicilian bread that is often overhung with the classic “tuppo” or “cozzo”).


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