Strawberry Granita Recipe

a festive sweet treat!



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This simple and delicious strawberry granita recipe is perfect for any 4th of July celebration or summer party.

A low calorie dessert like this won't last long on your food table.

With only 124 calories per serving your guests can indulge all they want..

If you want to add a little variety, you may want to consider using a different type of berry in this refreshing recipe.

Blueberries, raspberries and blackberries are equally delicious, or you may even use a mix of them all.

Strawberry Granita

Prep 10 min. Chill 4 hr.

Ingredients:

16 oz. ripe strawberries

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

Pinch of salt

Makes 6 servings

Directions:

Place an 8-inch square baking pan in the freezer. Puree strawberries with sugar and salt in food processor or blender. Add 1 1/2 cups water and lemon juice and pulse to combine. Pour through a large fine-mesh strainer set over a large glass bowl, pressing hard on solids to extract as much liquid as possible. Pour mixture into cold baking dish.

Cover tightly with aluminum foil and freeze for 1 hour, or until ice crystals form around edges. Stir mixture well with a fork to incorporate ice and break up any chunks. Continue to freeze, scraping ice at edges into center and breaking up pieces with a fork every 30 min., for 2 1/2 - 3 hours, until granita is granular but still slightly slushy.

Use a fork to scrape across granita surface, transferring ice shards to glasses or bowls, and serve immediately, garnished with whipped cream, if desired.

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