Granita recipes are easy to make; all you need is a fork, a saucepan, a freezer and your favorite fruits or herbs.
1/2 cup sugar
2 pints strawberries, hulled
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1. In 1-quart saucepan, heat sugar and 1 cup water to boiling over high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium; cook mixture 1 minute or until sugar dissolves completely. Remove saucepan from heat to cool sugar syrup slightly.
2. In food processor with knife blade attached, pulse strawberries until almost smooth. Add sugar syrup and lemon juice to strawberries; pulse just until mixed.
3. Pour strawberry mixture into 9" by 9" metal baking pan. Cover with foil or plastic wrap. Freeze until partially frozen, about 2 hours; stir with fork. Freeze until completely frozen, at least 3 hours longer or overnight.
4. To serve, let granita stand at room temperature 10 minutes to soften slightly. Then, with spoon or fork, scrape across surface of granita to create pebbly texture.
(based on individual servings)
Total Fat: 0 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 12 g
Fiber: 0 g
Protein: 0 g
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