Options

Format:
Include:
PRINT
Mint Julep Granita

Mint Julep Granita

Infuse a simple sugar syrup with the taste of fresh mint and combine it with bourbon for a slushy Southern-accented dessert.

Cooking Light JUNE 2007

  • Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • 8 lime wedges
  • Mint sprigs (optional)

Preparation

Combine 3 cups water and sugar in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Stir in chopped mint. Remove from heat; cool completely.

Strain sugar mixture through a sieve into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish; discard solids. Stir in bourbon. Cover and freeze 8 hours or until firm. Remove mixture from freezer; let stand 15 minutes. Scrape entire mixture with a fork until fluffy. Place about 1/2 cup granita in each of 8 small bowls or glasses; serve with 1 lime wedge. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 211
  • Calories from fat: 6%
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 38g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.5mg
  • Sodium: 2mg
  • Calcium: 9mg
advertisement

Go to full version of

Mint Julep Granita recipe

advertisement