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What’s more refreshing than an iced matcha latte on a hot day? Duh, a matcha latte granita!
A granita is an Italian frozen treat that’s basically a poor man’s shaved ice in that it’s coarser and crunchier.
I can chug down an iced matcha latte in less than five seconds but with this granita version, it takes slightly longer….maybe a couple of minutes?
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What I Used to Make This Matcha Latte Granita
This recipe is a quick one to figure out — make a matcha latte then freeze it. I sweetened the deal by topping it off with a little bit of condensed milk.
I’m not going to lie, after you freeze the matcha latte, it’s a bit of a workout to scrape the granita. Get ready to roll up your sleeves for this one.
It’s a bit easier if you let it sit out for a few minutes before you start scraping away with a fork to break up the icy block. Still, it’ll be work.
To freeze the granita quicker and to make the scaping of the granita easier, get a bigger baking dish so the liquid isn’t more than an inch deep. (I used a smaller baking dish since I didn’t have room in my freezer for a bigger one.)
I didn’t add any sweeteners to the matcha latte itself since I was topping it with condensed milk. If you’re not going with the condensed milk, mix in a tablespoon of honey or sugar into the matcha latte before freezing.
Matcha Latte Granita Tips
- Sift matcha to make the matcha latte smooth and without clumps.
- If you don’t have a matcha whisk, use a regular whisk or a spoon to stir.
- The thinner the frozen matcha latte is in the baking dish, the easier it is to break apart the granita.
MATCHA (GREEN TEA) LATTE GRANITA
Makes 5 mini servings in 6 oz. glasses or 2 regular servings
In a small bowl, sift matcha then add water. Whisk to combine. Pour into a baking dish. Stir in milk.
Freeze matcha latte for at least 4 hours or until completely frozen through.
When ready to serve, take out of freezer and let sit for about 5–15 minutes. Using a fork, scrape off the ice to get granular pieces of ice.
Scoop granita into glasses and serve immediately. Drizzle with sweetened condensed milk if you want to add a little something sweet.
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