Happy Friday everyone! Hope you all had a lovely *quick* work week :)
It's time for another round of 5 Ingredient Friday! If you missed last weeks post, you can click on the link here & read all about my new series.
This Friday, I figured there was no better way to end the work week than with a dessert. A Granita to be exact. If you are unfamiliar with what a Granita is, it is a Sicilian semi-frozen dessert made from sugar, water and various flavorings.
The only thing with granita's are that they tend to be a bit time consuming. So make this on a day off..when you plan to spend your day at home :)
Coconut Chai Tea Granita
1 can coconut milk, preferably full fat
4 chai tea bags
2 +1 c water
1 c sugar
*Place 1 c water + 1 c sugar in a small sauce pan. Cook over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Set aside & allow to cool.
*In a medium sauce pan bring 2 c water to a boil. Once water has reached the boiling point turn off the heat & place tea bags in water. Cover with lid & allow to steep until cool.
*Place glass baking dish in freezer while everything cools. ***Size DOES matter :) I would choose a bigger dish~More surface area=quicker freezing time!
*Once simple syrup & tea are cool, combine with Coconut Milk in baking dish and place in freezer.
*Check after about an hour to see if ice crystals have started to form. If so, rake through mixture with a fork to help separate.
It will start like this...
And eventually look more like this...
*Repeat this process every half hour to 45 minutes for about 4.5-5 hrs (depending on the size of the dish). I believe mine was 9x13 and I felt like it took FOR-EV-ER! Eventually, it will resemble what we know as italian ice..When it has reached this stage, it's ready :)
*Scoop it into your dish of choice and enjoy!
Slightly Creamy. Coconut~y. With a hint of chai. Mmmm
Definitely cooling and palate cleansing!
This will stay good in the freezer for a couple days, just rake it through with a fork before serving.
What's your favorite frozen treat to keep you cool during the summer?