Kiki’s Kitchen: Key Lime, Strawberry, & Blackberry GRANITAS!!!

29 Jun

This icy delight is for the grown and sexy! Icy texture. Real fruit. Sweet flavor. Yep! This is definitely an adult slushy. I love ‘granitas’ and they are especially refreshing on a VERY hot day. It’s 102 degrees where I live, so I decided to whip up a quick batch of strawberry, key lime, and blackberry granitas. It only takes a few ingredients to make this simple icy heaven dessert. The only hard part is waiting for it freeze. The treat can actually be enjoyed by all at any age, I just wanted to use ‘grown and sexy’ in a sentence. I think it worked.

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Cut strawberries into small quarters. Place in blender. Use the grinder function to blend strawberries until they are puree.

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Combine sugar, hot water, and lime juice in a small bowl.

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Pour simple syrup mixture into the blender until the mixture is combined with the fruit.

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Pour fruit mixture into a pan and freeze for 1 to 2 hours. (See recipe for further directions on the freezing process.)

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Garnish with fresh fruit and mint.

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Eat. Enjoy. Be Happy!

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Recipe

(adapted from epicurious.com)

  • 1 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice or lemon juice
  • 2 sprigs fresh mint
  • 3 cups of strawberries (or your choice of fruit) Chopped in small quarters.

Directions

Stir first 3 ingredients in small bowl until sugar dissolves. Blend 3 cups strawberries in processor until smooth. Add sugar syrup and blend until combined.

Pour mixture into 13x9x2-inch nonstick metal baking pan. Freeze until icy around edges, about 25 minutes. Using fork, stir icy portions into middle of pan. Freeze until mixture is frozen, stirring edges into center every 20 to 30 minutes, about 1 1/2 hours. Using fork, scrape granita into flaky crystals. Cover tightly and freeze. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Keep frozen.) Scrape granita into bowls. Garnish with berries and serve.

2 Responses to “Kiki’s Kitchen: Key Lime, Strawberry, & Blackberry GRANITAS!!!”

  1. Yolonda June 30, 2013 at 10:42 pm #

    Thanks for this recipe, I went to Williams-Sonoma today and we did ice cream, custards and granitas. They were tasty but your is a heck if a lot simpler. I must try!

  2. designroundupblog June 30, 2013 at 10:44 pm #

    Thanks for this recipe, I went to Williams-Sonoa today and we did ice cream, custard and granitas. They were good, but your recipe is a lot simpler. Definitely, will try.

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