Recipe – Lucky Lemongrass Granita


In the heat of the summer, we all want a delicious frozen treat. More importantly, we want to spend as little time as possible in the kitchen. The answer? A quick and simple granita. This icy dessert is low effort, tasty, and doubles as a handy cocktail ingredient. 

Granita comes from “granire” – to granulate. It’s an easy Italian dessert that comes from “granulating” a lightly sweetened liquid over a few hours in the freezer. No churning, no special equipment, just a shallow container and a fork. 

We’ve used our lucky lemongrass tea for this sweet and sharp frozen treat. Give it a try, and don’t forget to tag us with the results!

Lazy Lemon Granita

Serves 4


  • 500ml water
  • 40g Lucky Lemongrass Tea
  • 80g Sugar (caster or granulated is fine) 
  • 30g Honey* 
  • 1 Lemon (zest and juice) 

*To keep it vegan, sub the honey for vegan-friendly syrup of your choice, or for another 20g of sugar. 


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to the boil, then turn down the heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Strain the mixture into a heatproof jug, and leave to cool.
  3. When the strained mixture is room temperature, pour into a shallow freezer-proof container and place in the freezer.
  4. Every 45 minutes or so, remove mixture from the freezer and break up with a fork until fully frozen (around 4 hours).

The Lazy version:

If you forget to scrape the mixture often enough and find yourself with large ice crystals, just put it in a food processor and blitz for a minute before serving.

The Grown-up version: 

Add a generous scoop of the granita to a tall glass, and a shot of gin and top up with soda water for a refreshing summer cocktail. 

granita cocktail