Strawberry Granita

Strawberry Granita
Strawberry Granita

 

 

 

 

Strawberry Granita

Ingredients

1 1/3 cups water
2/3 cup sugar
4 cups fresh strawberries, stems removed
1 tablespoon lemon juice
 Lemon Cream (see recipe below) (optional)
 

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
Lemon Cream

Ingredients

1/3 cup whipping cream
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon lemon peel

Directions

  1. 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).