April 30, 2014

Granita is basically sugar, water, lemon juice and what kind fruit you want it to taste like. So I thought why not try it with dandelion syrup. The result turned out great! Very special taste and super refreshing. It takes a bit of time to prepare the dandelion, but you can store the ice for a while before blending it up and serving it. 


  • 1 liter pitcher dandelion flower heads
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 lemons [juice]

fox_dandelion_granita3_ harvest large flower heads and pack them lightly into your pitcher

_ cut off green and white parts [they are bitter]

[make sure you got rid of all spiders and bugs]

fox_dandelion_granita4_ dissolve sugar in water

_ as soon as simple syrup starts to boil pour over the pedals

_ let steep for 1 hour

_ use fine mesh to strain the pedals out of the mixture

_ stir in lemon juice

_ pour syrup into a freezer proof container [not higher than 1.5cm]

_ freeze for at least 8 hours

_ take the dandelion ice block out of the container

_ roughly chop with a knife

_ puree with a blender

[taste to see if it needs more lemon juice]

_ enjoy immediately :)fox_dandelion_granita2

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