Fresh Strawberry Granita Recipe

Looking for an easy Fresh Strawberry Granita recipe? Learn how to make Fresh Strawberry Granita using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by ela606

Makes 6 servings



Granitas are as cool and delicious as ice cream, but they're much light, more refreshing, and a lot easier to make. NOTE: Granita looks fantastic if served in wine or martini glasses. Moisten rims of 6 martini or wine glasses with water; dip rims into some sugar, and then add the granita.

Recipe Ingredients for Fresh Strawberry Granita

1 pound fresh strawberries
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 oz Mint leaves

Recipe Directions for Fresh Strawberry Granita

  1. Wash, hull, and slice the strawberries. Place sliced strawberries in a large bowl. Toss the strawberries with the sugar; let stand for at least one hour at room temperature, or up to four hours. The strawberries will be very juicy. Puree the strawberries and their juices with the water in a blender. Taste and add fresh lemon juice, if desired. At this point, if you want, strain out any seeds.

  2. Pour mixture into a 13x9-inch baking dish. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and freeze approximately 45 minutes or until icy at edge of pan. Whisk to distribute frozen portions evenly. Cover and freeze again until icy at edge of pan and overall texture is slushy, about 45 minutes. Whisk to distribute frozen portions evenly. Cover and return to freezer and freeze about 3 hours or until frozen solid. Remove from freezer.

  3. Using a fork, scrape granita down length of pan, forming icy flakes. Return to freezer for at least 1 hour. Can be made 1 day ahead. When served, the granita should look like a fluffy pile of dry red crystals.

  4. To serve, scoop flaked granita into tall goblets or parfait glasses. If the granita is too solid you can allow it to sit in the refrigerator for half an hour until you can scrape it with a fork. Garnish with mint leaves, and serve immediately with iced tea spoons.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 107.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
51
Calories from Fat
2
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
0.2g
0%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
3mg
0%
Potassium
139mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
12.5g
4%
Dietary Fiber
1.8g
7%
Sugars
10.0g
Protein
0.6g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 76%
Calcium 2% Iron 4%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
A
  Good points
  • No saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
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