Thursday, August 25, 2011

Lemongrass Granita

This was made at a dinner we attended at Cooking with Class. The recipe is also available in their most requested recipes book. I have made this with a variety of flavors and juices and in the heat of summer, it is so refreshing, reminds me of a snow cone!
4 cups of water
6 stalks of lemongrass, chopped into 1 inch pieces
2 inches of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons vodka

In a small pot combine the lemongrass, ginger, sugar and water and bring to a boil. Cook until the sugar is dissolved. Turn off the heat, cover and cool. Strain liquid into measuring cup and stir in vodka,
Pour into wide metal baking pan, cover and freeze until almost solid, about 1-2 hours.
Use a fork to rake into granules, repeat every 30 minutes or so until it is completely broken down. Re rake before serving.
Note: the vodka is used to prevent the granita from freezing solid.

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