Cucumber-Lemon Granita

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Introduction: Cucumber-Lemon Granita

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Granita is perfect for a summer day. This recipe is simple and refreshing. It involves starting with a syrupy base that's frozen and scraping it until fluffy. This is a tangy granite recipe. Cucumber and lemon are a strange combination for a dessert, but they go together so well when frozen. Cucumbers keep the body rehydrated and when frozen it give a pleasant feel.

Step 1: Ingredients

Serves – 6

Preparation Time - 2

Ingredients:

½ cup - sugar

½ cup - water

2 - cucumber

2 – lemon

Step 2: Syrup

Beat sugar and water with whisk until blended. Heat the whisked mixture to boiling.

Reduce heat from medium to low.

Simmer until mixture becomes thin syrup.

Do not over boil the sugar mix till it becomes a string texture. Cool it down.

Step 3: Slice Cucumber

Peel the cucumber and take out the inner flesh.

Cut the cucumber into cubes.

Step 4: Blend

Place cucumbers, lemon juice and syrup in a blender.

Blend till very smooth.

Pour the blend content into a dish

Step 5: Freeze and Rake

Cover it and freeze for 2 to 3 hours or until completely frozen.

Then take the frozen granita out of the freezer and rake it with a fork. Place it again in the freezer.

Take the raked granita out of freezer again and rake it with fork.

Thus granita becomes fluffy and crushed.

Step 6: Serve

Enjoy your dessert! Serve immediately.

Granita are fluffy and a refreshing dessert on a hot summer day.

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    Oh this looks absolutely delicious! I'm going to have to make some for my Aunt's lakehouse party next week

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    Oh this looks absolutely delicious! I'm going to have to make some for my Aunt's lakehouse party next week