I hope its not too long before we get some consistently good weather! I I keep sending positive vibes - only wearing summer clothes, driving with the window down - and making lots of granita of course!
Granita can be made without any fancy equipment, unlike a sorbet which requires churning, granita can be 'forked' every 30 minutes for the first two hours in the freezer.
It is so simple and easy, you can make it and cheat by using ready made juice, nobody will be any the wiser!
All you need is 2 ingredients! Orange Juice, and Sugar.
You can also add all sorts, such as juiced oranges, Grand Marnier, carraway or cumin for a kick!
Here is a simple recipe for granita -
750ml Orange Juice (You can even use an apple or berry juice instead)
1. Pour 200ml of juice and the sugar in to a pan, bring to the boil and stir for about a minute, until the sugar has dissolved.
2. Transfer the liquid straight away to a shallow dish or tray, and add the remainder of the cold juice, stirring well.
3. Place in the freezer, every 30 minutes for 2-3 hours check the granita, use a fork and work the crystals to break them up. Keep frozen until ready to serve, give them a final fork just before serving.