How to Make Kalamansi Granita: A Sicilian-Inspired Frozen Dessert

Updated on August 15, 2019
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Learn how to make a refreshing kalamansi granita
Learn how to make a refreshing kalamansi granita | Source

A popular Sicilian frozen dessert, granita is a combination of water, sugar, and fruit flavorings. Kalamansi is one of the most common citrus fruit in the Philippines. It has a green rind and sour flesh, and it is often used to flavor Filipino noodle dishes. Inspired by my last trip to Sicily, I created a recipe for kalamansi granita.

Ingredients
Ingredients | Source

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup kalamansi juice
  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar

Utensils

For Preparation:

  • 1 large bowl
  • 1 medium bowl
  • 1 small bowl
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons

For Cooking:

  • pot
  • wire whisk

Others:

  • fork
  • container or loaf pan

Instructions

  1. In a pot, add the water. Turn on the heat on high.
  2. Add the sugar and stir. Mix until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Add the kalamansi juice. Stir until well blended.
  5. Turn off the heat. Allow it to cool down.
  6. Once cooled, transfer the mixture to a container.
  7. Freeze the granita for about 2 hours or until slightly set.
  8. Remove the granita from the freezer. Scrape the slightly frozen mixture using a fork to form crystals.
  9. Freeze it again until the mixture is completely set.
  10. Again, scrape the granita using a fork before serving.
  11. Serve in a glass.

Step-by-Step Procedure: Kalamansi Granita

Tips and Techniques

  1. Freezing time may vary. It will depend on the temperature of your freezer and the type of container you use.
  2. Use any sugar available.
  3. Replace the brown sugar with honey to make a healthier version.
  4. Steep mint leaves into the granita mixture to create more refreshing flavor.
  5. Best served during the summer season.

Kalamansi granita recipe
Kalamansi granita recipe | Source

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      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        5 weeks ago from California

        Hi Liz,

        So true that this kalamansi granita is very easy to prepare at home.

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        Liz Westwood 

        5 weeks ago from UK

        This is a great idea and it looks easy to prepate.

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