My name is Raquel and if you’ve been following this blog (which you should, because the recipes are all awesome!! Trust me you’re hearing from one their greatest fans and no, I am not bias ) you must know by now I’m Vicky’s daughter (since they’ve talked about me quite a few times, especially my Aunt Ruthy!)
I’ve honestly always wanted to write a post for them, but I’m usually the one doing the behind the scenes work… You know, cleaning the dishes, doing computer stuff, food tasting (not that I am complaining!) . But I never had the opportunity to be in the spot light until now. It’s a little nerve racking, so bear with me!
Since I was born, I have been going to Barcelona, Spain almost every summer. I have such great memories of my time there! The people, the culture, the atmosphere and of course the food (I am a blogger’s daughter after all 🙂 ).
As you can probably guess, the weather can get really hot there. And one of my favorite treats that can be found in any coffee shop during the summer is “granizado de limón”. Basically, it’s a frozen, icy, delicious lemonade. Cool and refreshing, tangy and sweet and crunchy from the crushed ice. Mmmmm….
I’ve asked my mom and my aunt to make “granizado” for me many times… but since they can NEVER follow a recipe (ooops… did I say that?) and they like to add their own twist to things, they decided to try it with carrot juice instead (talk about a twist!!). And as the official “May I Have That Recipe” taste tester, let me tell you, it’s delicious! Especially in this extremely hot and humid weather we are experiencing right now, it really cools you off and makes you feel refreshed while, staying healthy with no added sugar!! Sounds like a great deal to me! Ok, it’s totally different than the original lemon “granizado”, but who says that’s a bad thing??
Hope you guys enjoy and stay cool 🙂
- 2 cups carrot juice
- 1 cup coconut water
- 2 tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice
- 1 tbsp grated ginger
- Pinch of salt
- 1 english cucumber, diced small
- 3 tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice
- 1/8 tsp salt
- Combine all the granita ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Pour into a square 8 x 8 glass dish
- Place it in the freezer, mixing well every 30 minutes. Once it starts to freeze,scrape the ice. Repeat the process for 2- 3 hours
- In the meantime, combine the topping ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate until ready to use
- Top granite with cucumber topping right before serving