Wasabi Mint Granita

wasabi mint granita
See the RecipeHelen Rosner

Wasabi—a zesty cousin of horseradish—adds a palate-cleansing herbaceousness and a slight tingle of heat to this lightly sweet, refreshing shaved ice dessert. While in the past wasabi has rarely been grown outside of Japan, it's beginning to be cultivated in the U.S. by growers such as Frog Eyes Wasabi. This recipe first appeared in the tablet edition of our June/July 2014 issue with Adrian J.S. Hale's story "Mean Green."