Mint Basil Granita

Mint Basil Granita

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Add more josh to a classy evening party with this Mint Basil Granita, which is sure to refresh one’s senses with the strong accents of mint and basil! Lemon juice complements the herby flavour beautifully, further highlighting the perky flavour and aroma of mint.

You need to plan ahead if you wish to serve the Mint Basil Granita, because it needs to set for around 10 hours. Once you take it out of the freezer and scrape it into glasses, serve immediately before the crystalline texture melts away!

You can serve this frozen dessert with a dollop of vanilla flavoured whipped cream for a minty-creamy-ice-creamy flavour.

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Mint Basil Granita recipe - How to make Mint Basil Granita

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     10Makes 10 servings
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1 cup fresh basil leaves
2 cups fresh mint leaves (phudina)
3/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
  1. Combine the basil, mint, sugar and 4 cups water in a deep non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 6 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove from the flame, cool completely and blend in a mixer till smooth.
  3. Add the lemon juice and mix well. Transfer the mixture into an aluminum tray and freeze it for 5 hours or till semi-set.
  4. Blend in a mixer till smooth.
  5. Transfer the mixture back in the same aluminum tray and freeze again for 10 hours or till set.
  6. Scrape the mixture using a fork and serve immediately into glasses.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy59 cal
Protein0.1 g
Carbohydrates14.4 g
Fiber0.2 g
Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium0.1 mg

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Mint Basil Granita
 on 08 Feb 16 04:51 PM

Great flavour from both the herbs used to make this granita.. the mint and basil taste can be tasted in every spoon that you take.. I thoroughly enjoyed this.. Just superbbb..
Mint Basil Granita
 on 08 Feb 16 03:40 PM

This Granita recipe is very refreshing and has an excellent taste of mint and basil. Once in a while when one is bored of ice creams this can definitely be eaten....