OK, I’ll tell you how this dessert came about. It’s relatively convoluted but try and follow along. This past Monday my dear friend Cindy from the dog park once again brought me a bag of limes from her tree. They are a variety of lime that looks like a lemon and almost tastes like one. Therefore, it’s a versatile citrus. I had recently posted a link to a Strawberry Basil Champagne Cocktail on the blog What’s Gaby Cooking. Cindy checked out the blog and suggested I make Gaby’s Strawberry Basil Lemonade with my haul. I thought I had a pint of strawberries at home, but it turns out I only had blueberries. When my daughter Eva came home from school she went to Gaby’s blog and found a recipe for blueberry mint lemonade. We had those ingredients, but she was dying to make a granita, one of her specialties. So the drink became Eva’s Blueberry Mint Lemonade Granita.
I am sure this drink is fabulous because the granita is phenomenal. It’s tart, yet sweet and refreshing with the addition of mint. It’s like a healthy slurpee, but so much more. These flavors really work well together and the natural violet/blue color is breathtaking. Don’t wait until spring to make this beautiful frozen dessert.
For the recipe please visit my page at The Flaming Vegan