Green Apple-Mint Granita (Icee)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup packed fresh mint
- 1 large Granny Smith apple
- Juice of 2 limes
Combine the sugar and 2 cups water in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves, about 4 minutes; transfer to a blender and let cool completely.
Add the mint to the blender and puree until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into an 8-inch square stainless-steel or glass baking dish. Finely grate the skin of the apple into the pan (you won't need the rest of the apple), then stir in the lime juice.
Freeze until ice crystals begin forming around the edges, about 45 minutes. Use a fork to scrape the crystals toward the center of the pan, then continue freezing, scraping ever 30 minutes, until frozen, about 4 hours.