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Buchu & Mint Granita

Homegrown Tastes South Africa S2 Episode 1 recipe: Buchu & Mint Granita

Serves 2

Buchu & Mint Granita


100g Buchu Leaves
3 cups, water
1/4 cup lemon, freshly squeezed
1/2 cup honey
Handful of mint
2 tablespoons mint, chopped
Lemon cheek, to serve


Place a baking sheet into a freezer and allow to chill.

Place the Buchu leaves, water, lemon juice & mint in a sauce pan and bring to a boil allowing the buchu to infuse into the mixture. Mix through fresh mint.

Remove from the heat and pour onto the chilled baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and place into the freezer to set for about 8 hours or until firm. Once firm, using a fork, scrape the mixture to create the ice crystals. Top with more fresh mint & garnish with a lemon slice/cheek.