In Taormina the place to enjoy the semi-frozen Granita Siciliana is the Bam Bar right in the historic centre.
The photograph below shows Hilary with her raspberry one, and our friends with their souped-up raspberry plus chocolate ones. To us the raspberry tasted like very fresh sorbet but better.
There are 23 flavours to choose from here and it’s traditional now to eat Granita with Italian brioche.
Originally Granita was based on Arabian Sherbert. But then using snow from Mount Etna and lemon juice, the Sicilians added their twist and by storing the snow in caves they had their own cool summer dessert.