Clearly I’m dreaming of Italy! I recently shared a recipe for cold brew affogato (a twist on a classic). I wanted to create a refreshing and easy to make dessert and this Meyer lemon granita is perfect for summer! So what is granita? Granita’s origins can be traced back to Italy, specifically, Sicily. Granita is made from sugar, water and flavoring. It is more coarse than Italian ice and sorbet, a variety of its own. The texture and coarseness can vary depending on where you enjoy it.
Granita is a very old fare, that traces back over 4,000 years! Today in Sicily, granita is a large cultural staple. It is traditionally enjoyed during breakfast or as a snack. Believe it or not, the texture of granita varies all throughout Italy. The best is said to be found in Catania, a town in Sicily. Today in Catania, granita is enjoyed with brioche. The history of granita is truly quite interesting, learn all about it here.
Lemon is the most traditional flavor, but there are all sorts of flavors you can make.
Have you ever had granita? What flavor would you make?