Cucumber, Mint & Apple Granita
Author: Donna Hay Date Posted:29 October 2019
This refreshing summer dessert is one to keep up your sleeve for an impressive end to dinner. It can be made ahead of time, is simple to put together and is the perfect palette cleanser!
1½ cups (375ml) boiling water
2 tablespoons raw caster (superfine) sugar
3 Lebanese cucumbers (500g), chopped
⅓ cup mint leaves, plus extra, chopped, to serve
2 cups (500ml) Greenwoods Bio-Dynamic Apple Juice
4 baby cucumbers (cukes), halved
1 granny smith (green) apple, thinly sliced to serve
Place the tea bags, boiling water and sugar in a large heatproof bowl and stir to dissolve the sugar. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until cooled. Remove and discard the tea bags.
Place the cucumber and mint in a blender and blend until smooth. Strain through a fine sieve, discarding the solids. Add the cucumber juice and apple juice to the tea mixture and mix to combine. Pour into a 20cm x 30cm shallow metal tin and place in the freezer for 6 hours or overnight until frozen.
Using a fork, rake the granita and return to the freezer until ready to serve. Divide the granita between glasses and top with the baby cucumber, apple and extra mint to serve.