Cucumber Mint Granita


  • 1 large cucumber
  • 10 tablespoons (150ml) elderflower cordial
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

Cooking Instructions

Step 1: Chop the cucumber into small chunks.  Transfer to a food processor and add the elderflower cordial, lime juice, 3 to 4 tablespoons cold water, most of the mint leaves, and salt.  Process until the mixture is smooth, then pour it into a shallow freezer-safe container.

Step 2: Cover and freeze for 45 minutes, then stir and scrape with a fork and freeze again.  Repeat every 45 minutes to form large ice crystals, over about 3 hours, until the mixture is completely icy.  Scrape with a fork one more time until fluffy.  Serve in chilled dessert glasses or bowl, garnished with extra mint.

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