Thursday, August 11, 2011

Have a rest with a "Sicilian granita"

Hi everyone, do you know what the "granita di pistacchi" is? Granita is something very typical from Sicily and is basically what you probably call a shaved ice or similar. Nice, cool, refreshing, perfect when the sun is hot and you want to have a rest.

In the southern part of Sicily the granita is particularly good and they prepare it with so many different flavors: pistaches, figs, coffee, watermelon, mint, ecc... besides the most classic one that is made with lemon.

Thanks to the picture that my two friends Laura e Carlo sent me while they were visiting the town of Ragusa. If you are in that part of Sicily, or near Siracusa as well, don't forget to try one of this excellent granite!!!
Everyone is on holiday right now so I want to wish Happy Ferragosto (ferragosto is our Summer festivity: August 15th) and enjoy your Summer vacation wherever you are!


  1. Share a recipe! I would love to try and make a watermelon and mint granita!

    The Wanderfull Traveler

  2. Sorry to disappoint you but I don't have the recipe, especially because it comes from a different part of Sicily. Be sure that if I had it I would definetely share it. In any case I'll see what I can do!