Friday, July 20, 2012

Berry-Lime Granita

So, this is seriously my new favorite thing about summer.

My wheels are turning with all sorts of ideas for different flavors. I can't wait to try them! With all the fresh fruits available during the summer, the possibilities are endless.

The first flavor combo I have tried for a granita is strawberry-blueberry. The inspiration came from the fresh fruit I have and the recipe came from the web, of course. I sort of tweaked it a little and it was fabulous! The icy treat was so refreshing after a hot day and it fairly burst with fruit flavor- most noticeably, the fresh lime. In addition to the deliciousness of this treat, other added benefits are that it's crazy easy and it's  actually good for you! Full of fresh fruit, lightly sweetened, this is the guilt-free summer dessert I've been searching for!

Berry-Lime Granita
adapted from HMH Designs
serves 4-6

2 cups fresh strawberries
1 cup fresh blueberries
Zest and juice from 1 lime
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar

Put berries in blender and puree until smooth. 
Combine water and sugar in saucepan or microwave safe bowl and heat until sugar is dissolved.
Add lime zest, juice and sugar/water mixture to berries and pulse to combine. Pour into glass baking dish and freeze. 

Every 30 min. or so, using whisk or fork, scrape mixture and stir frozen edges toward center. Total time, about 3 hrs or until mixture is frozen, but not solid. Scrape mixture again before serving, breaking up any solid pieces. 

If granita becomes too hard, simply leave it out for a few minutes, scrape, and return to freezer.


  1. The chefs ALWAYS make these on Chopped for part of their desserts and it's something I keep meaning to try. Looks great and refreshing!

    1. Last night we tried it with cantaloupe and peach- SO yummy! Much milder flavor.


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