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Honey and Lavender Granita recipe Honey and Lavender Granita recipe with pine nuts. Honey and Lavender Granitas topped with pine nuts. A recipe for Honey and Lavender Granitas topped with pine nuts. Hi! Today we have an awesome granita for you…..Why? bc its been f-ing hot here in LA lately and granita’s really refreshing, really easy and helps cool you down. We love the flavors of honey and lavender together; the subtle bursts of floral notes paired with sweet honey is really great…we think so anyway. Plus there’s booze in this granita…not just any kind of booze…….BUBBLY, the best kind! The pine nuts are sort of an extra addition. They’re not totally needed, but adds a great spiced crunch to this granita and makes it a more “filling” dessert. So if you have some time this weekend, make these Honey & Lavender Granitas!…or not, but we totally hope you do!

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Honey and Lavender Granita with Cinnamon and Coriander Spiced Pine Nuts
Serves 4 to 6

Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups honey
3 1/2 tablespoons lavender (heads)
1 cup dry champagne/sparkling wine
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons TMD lavender liquor (optional)
spiced pine nuts:
1/3 cup pine nuts
1/4 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground coriander

Directions:
1. Place water, honey and 1 1/2 tablespoons lavender into a saucepan and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and allow mixture to cool completely, before straining lavender.
2. Once strained, stir in 1 tablespoon of lavender, champagne, lemon juice, and liquor (if using); then pour mixture into a 7”x11” (or 8”x8”) baking dish and place in freezer.
3. After about 1 1/2 to 2 hours remove granita from freezer and gently scrape surface, with a fork, to break apart the formed ice crystals. Place back in the freezer and continue to remove from freezer and scrape every hour for 5 to 6 hours, until you have a baking dish of “shaved”/scraped ice.
4. For spiced pine nuts: Place nuts, oil, cinnamon, and coriander in a small bowl and toss together. Pour mixture into a small skillet and place over medium- low heat. Gently toast for 3 to 5 minutes, frequently stirring to prevent burning, or until lightly toasted. Pour mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment and spread in a single layer. Set aside and allow spiced nuts to cool completely.
5. To assemble: Scoop a small amount the granita into small cups and top each with a sprinkle of pine nuts and lavender. Serve immediately.

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  1. Kelly (Runningblonde) Not Specified Not Specified

    These look amazing!!! I can’t wait to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing.

    http://www.runningblonde.com

  2. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar Not Specified Not Specified

    Whoa – so creative! Great idea!

  3. Amy Not Specified Not Specified

    Pine nuts? An interesting touch – as always.

    xoxo,

    mon amy

  4. Elena Not Specified Not Specified

    Love your granita. good idea!

  5. dervla @The Curator Not Specified Not Specified

    wowsa, have to make these, right now! Not sure I’ll even get to make the spiced pine nuts cause I’ll probably won’t make it past the booze.

  6. Bridget Not Specified Not Specified

    Hi! So, for those of us followers who are still under 21, any ideas for replacing the various alcohols in this little yummy dish?

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      you can swap the champagne out for a mild flavored sparkling grape juice and just omit the lavender flavored liqueur!

      • Bridget Not Specified Not Specified

        I made it today, with your substitutions, and they came out great! So sweet, like eating nectar. Also, if you’re a college student without baking pans, a large nonstick frying pan works too!

  7. Beth Not Specified Not Specified

    Looks so yummy! I love lavender.

  8. Melissa N Not Specified Not Specified

    granita: the answer to quick, easy and delicious iced treats. yours looks lovely!

    thetalesofmonkey.blogspot.com

  9. Gina DeVee Not Specified Not Specified

    LOVE this!!! So elegant and refreshing. Thanks for the beautiful work you do!

  10. Ally Not Specified Not Specified

    You have got the LOVELIEST blog here… stunning work!!

    xo

  11. Cupcake and Talk Not Specified Not Specified

    You do such beautiful work, and I love all your recipes. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

  12. erin @WELLinLA Not Specified Not Specified

    … swoon! … and I’m ready for a weekend so I can make these. Thank you, ladies!

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  14. Nicole Franzen Not Specified Not Specified

    This is BEAUTIFUL, I love that surface, want. Adore everything about this. xn

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