Buon giorno! Today I am back with another delicious summer-inspired recipe: Mulberry Granita.
This is a traditional refreshing frozen treat from Sicily, usually enjoyed for breakfast in the summer months. In fact, it is quite common to sit at an outdoor cafe and order a granita on a sunny morning.
I remember enjoying my granita in Trapani in a small cafe in the old part of town. I can still almost taste it while I write. It was so good! It was something I always looked forward to, like a special summer treat.
Granite come in many flavours (remember my Strawberry Granita and my Coffee Granita?) and they are usually served with whipped cream and brioche. I know these can seem like a strange combination, but trust me, they go really well together!
Mulberry Granita is my dad’s favourite (while I absolutely cannot say “no” to coffee in any shape or form). This granita is tangy, sweet and refreshing, just what you want to have on a hot day!
Enjoy and don’t forget to check out my video recipe and to leave a comment to let me know how you like it!
- 600 gms – 1 1/3 lbs. mulberries washed and hulled
- 350 ml – 1 ½ cups water
- 300 gms – 1 ½ cups sugar
- Juice from 1 lemon
- Whipped cream to serve
Mix the water with the sugar and heat on the fire until the sugar dissolves. Chill.
Blend the mulberries with the lemon juice. Mix with the sugar syrup and sieve.
Transfer to a container, cover and freeze for 2 hours. Scrape it with a fork and freeze again. Repeat this until you get a sorbet-like consistency.
Or churn in the ice cream maker for 20 to 30 minutes, until the granita reaches a sorbet-like consistency.
Serve immediately with some whipped cream.
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