Brunch wouldn’t be complete without satisfying that sweet tooth! Sometimes I even like to begin my brunch with a shared sweet and this Easy Twisted Cinnamon Roll is something you can whip up on the fly for a group or yourself. Hey no judgement here! Grab a fork and dive in!
Heyo! If you are anything like me, you totally waited too long for this whole Valentine’s Day thing. Oops! I mean let’s be honest gifts really aren’t my thing. In fact, giving gifts, gives yours truly major anxiety! There have definitely been times in my life when I should have given gifts, like it was expected (i.e. an ex-boyfriends Christmas gift, my sister’s 25th birthday), you know major times, but the stress got me and I just gave up. Seriously. I stress and stress and wonder if it’s the right thing? Is it too little? Too much? Am I too much? Ah! So then I usually just scratch the whole thing and decide to put myself in charge of making a cake, making a dinner reservation or hosting a get together. That is way more my style. Cooking, planning, making… all that I can handle. Giving an actual gift? Totally lose it. Creating an experience? That is something I love! That is something I like to do for my friends and family and those people near and dear to my little heart.
This Italian inspired ice is somewhere between a sorbet and a snocone, perfect to beat the hot, hot heat in Texas this summer! Just a few ingredients and no fancy tools required. You can switch up the flavor combinations and make your own all summer long!
13 oz of coconut milk (or about 1 1/2 cups of fresh fruit)
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of water
1/3 cup fresh mint
Fresh mint for garnish
Mint Simple Syrup:
Bring 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar to boil
Stir and let sugar dissolve completely
Pour sugar water over fresh chopped mint leave
Cover and let steep until it comes to room temperature
Coconut Mojito Granita:
Blend coconut milk and simple syrup until smooth
Pour into shallow dish
Ever 30-45 minutes, grate over mixture with a fork creating fluffy ice crystals
Repeat this step 3-4 times
Now you have a gorgeous granita! Make you own flavor combinations or even add a splash of rum to make turn this granita into an adult friendly summer beverage. You know that’s what I will be doing!