Monday, June 18, 2012

Coca Cola & Kaffir Lime Granita

After the coffee pops ,its another cool dessert this time as well. As most of us in India know, junior masterchef australia reruns are shown here and last week the senior masterchef rerun also started. This time its really early as last year we already knew who the winners were from the net. While catching up a masterclass in junior masterchef 2010, I saw the chinotto (carbonated drink) or soda and kaffir lime granita being whipped up by George Calombaris. Out of the three flavours he showed this one was most intriguing and I definitely tried it out to get a lemony flavoured coco cola granita. Very simple and easy except for freezing time.

Ingredients:
Coca Cola: 200 ml
Water: 100 ml
Caster Sugar: 2-3 tbsp or 50 gms
Kaffir Lime Leaves: 3 + as per taste.
Lemon Juice: 1 tbsp

Preparation:
Mix all the ingredients together in a sauce pan and bring to boil. Stir well and let it be on heat till the sugar dissolves. Allow it to cool to room temp. 

Pour the mix onto a freezable and sturdy pan/baking dish after straining out the leaves and freeze for about 1-1.30 hours until it starts to set. Scrape with a fork to get flakes and then refreeze. Repeat this scraping and freezing atleast 2 times to get the texture correctly. 

Serve as a dessert garnished with lime leaves or as such.


Little lemony cola dessert. Do add more kaffir lime leaves for a stronger citrus scent and flavour. Another perfect for summer treat. You can also get other granitas here. And hopefully more might come as they are easier than the sorbets. 


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