Rating: 3.6 stars
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
  • 10 Ratings

Granitas are intensely fruit-flavored ices. Served alone, they're zippy, light, and refreshing. Topped with lemon cream, they make a fabulous easy-to-prepare dessert with less than five ingredients.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

freeze:
360 mins
prep:
20 mins
Servings:
8
Max Servings:
10
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Strawberry Granita

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan, combine water and sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; set syrup aside to cool while preparing fruit.

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  • Place strawberries in a blender or food processor. Cover and blend or process until smooth; if necessary add about 1/3 cup of the syrup to help puree the berries. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve. Stir strawberry puree and lemon juice into the syrup.

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  • Pour mixture into a 2-quart square baking dish. Cover and freeze mixture about 6 hours or until mixture is completely frozen, stirring after 2 hours and then after every hour.

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  • Just before serving, break up mixture with a fork until fluffy. Spoon mixture into dessert dishes. If desired, serve with Lemon Cream. Makes about 5-1/2 cups.

Triple-Berry Granita:

Prepare as directed, except use 1-1/2 cups strawberries, 1-1/2 cups raspberries, and 1 cup blueberries instead of just strawberries.

Nutrition Facts (Strawberry Granita)

86 calories; total fat 0g; saturated fat 0g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 1mg; carbohydrates 22g; fiber 1g; protein 0g.

Lemon Cream

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  • In a medium chilled mixing bowl, beat whipping cream, sugar, and lemon peel with an electric mixer on medium speed or with a whisk until soft peaks form (tips curl).

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Reviews

10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0