The only true granita is Sicilian. While in the northern of Italy it is made of crushed ice and various syrups (this is an outrage for me), there is a long tradition in Sicily. The ice is almost imperceptible, because it is very fine. The texture is close to the ice cream, but it is not creamy. The result is a unique product. It doesn’t matter if it is done by almonds, coffee, chocolate, pistachio, strawberry, because you will feel the taste of each ingredient melting in your mouth.
Granita is not the same in all parts of Sicily. For instance, granita is much more grainy in Messina (such as Da Alfredo‘s bar in the Aeolian Islands). My favorite is the one from Catania, because the mixture is smooth, sublime and refined. The cost is about 2-3 €. You can taste an excellent granita in many bars, but taste it with the classic brioche with “tuppo”, which is the hat of the brioche
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