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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Lemongrass and Lemon Granita



Well I think you would call it a granita as sorbets also contain eggs and its definitely not an ice cream :) . Both kristy's and ancoo's blogs had me craving for something cold and refreshing as the past week has been blistering hot although the week end started with a nice breeze and its been pouring rain today.

The recipe is originally from an indian food writer , Tarla dalal's recipe. I saw it on one of her magazines and its called a lemon grass tickler. My family loved it ,especially when served with lots of icecubes. So this week I decided to freeze the whole thing and pulse it a couple of times with a blender and it turned out to this slushy drink. Or if you prefer a granita.

You will need:

1/2 cup chopped lemon grass( fresh) ,
1/3 cup water
Juice of 2 lemons
1/3 cup fine sugar
600 ml 7up or sprite or cream soda

1. Place lemon grass and water into a blender and pulse a couple of times .

2. Strain it into a bowl, and make sure to squeeze as much liquid out as you can. Mix in lemon juice and the 7 up or sprite and sugar. Stir to dissolve the sugar or pules a couple of times in the blender again.

3. Remove any froth on top and then pour into a freezer proof container with a lid.

4. Place in the freezer. Take it out after about an hour or so , it will start to form crystals on top, pour it into the blender and blend once and pour it back into the container and re freeze. Do this every 1 1/2 hours and then once its a thick slushy mix , you can either serve it now with a big fat straw or freeze it again and serve once its completely frozen . I think I prefer it more like a slushy mixture, rather than the lazy way of eating with a spoon.

Or instead of freezing it and going through the whole trouble of making the slush you can also serve like the original recipe like a drink with lots of crushed ice

20 comments:

  1. Hey, such a great idea by using the sprite in making ice-cream! I bet it tastes fantastic!

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  2. I think it would turn out great and more smoother if you use an ice cream maker

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  3. see, now this is what i need! it is just SO hot here - i keep having a shower every couple of hours, but doesnt seem to cool me down, LOL!

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  4. Oh..this is interesting. I have an ice cream maker at home and I think can use only half of your recipe. Will try it out. Thanks.

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  5. Thats a nice one,looks lovely and would love to have it...

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  6. Wow! Looks great and I heard that its very very hot in the south of India too.. Nice recipe, thanks for sharing

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  7. It is definitely a perfect thirst quencher for a humid and hot weather here!

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  8. oh wow this does sound so refreshing love it have a lovely weekend love Rebecca

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  9. hi Peanut! i love lemongrass .Thanks fof the recipe!

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  10. This look very refreshingly good. I'll have to wait for summer to enjoy this. It's just too cold now. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Peanutts, thanks for checking my blog! Out of commission due to really bad rain and wind here in NY, knocked out our power! Your granita looks fantastic and refreshing! On my list for the warmer weather! Thanks!

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  12. Your granita looks very refreshing. A perfect taste for a blistering hot day.

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  13. This does sound yummy! And very refreshing - a nice thirst quencher!

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  14. Seems like you habve put clouds in the glass..lol..can't wait for summer :-)

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  15. Stumbled on ur blog space thro' a link. You have lovely and easy recipes. Perfect summer thirst quencher.Loved the click too. Following u to instantly enjoy ur posts :):)

    Chitchat

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  16. this sounds so refreshing and tasty! will try it when the weather warms up a little around here.:)

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  17. Really refreshing! Sounds great!

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  18. This sounds absolutely a great summer cooler!

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  19. yum..sounds great....great cooler...its sweltering here in Goa

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  20. Wow, looks and sounds SO refreshing! will be trying soon!
    And you have to tell me more about studying in Pk. when were you there? and where?

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