Thursday, 9 June 2016

Mixed Berry Granita


At the weekend I went to the farmers market and got lots of punnets of berries. We ate them fresh but towards the end of the weekend, due to the heat some of the berries were getting a little soft so I decided to make them into a granita. So you may ask what is a granita??

Granita is a semi frozen dessert made from a sugar syrup and flavoured with various different flavourings. It resembles a texture close to shaved ice and it is totally dairy free.It can be served as a dessert or as a palate cleanser between courses. Many flavourings can be used to make granita, commonly used are lemon, oranges, berries and often coffee too.



























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Mixed Berry Granita
Granita of sweet summer berries, refreshing and delicious.
Ingredients:
  • 3 Cups Mixed Berries
  • 1 cup Water
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 6 springs Mint Leaves for garnish
  • 18 Blue berries for garnish
Method:
1. Add the water, sugar and lemon juice in a pan and heat the mixture to a slow simmer. Stir mixture until all the sugar has melted.Remove pan from heat and keep aside.2. Add all the berries into the Optimum 9400 blender and puree the berries until finely blended.3. Pass the mixture through a metal sieve to remove any pips.4. Add the berry puree to the sugar syrup and mix well.5. Pour the mixture into a tupperware and cover with cling film and place in the freezer.6. After 30 minutes stir the mixture and return to the freezer. Repeat this process 5 more times at 30 minute intervals.7. After a total freezing time of 3 hours , the mixture should be sufficiently grainy and look like granita, if the mixture is still a little soft cover and freeze for another hour.8. Spoon the granita into serving bowls using an ice cream scoop, Garnish with mint spring and blueberries.
Details
Prep time: Freezing time: 3-Total time: Yield: Serves 6


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Submitting this to :
Bloggers Scream for Ice Cream June by Kavey Eats


47 comments:

  1. This looks so good! I might try it this weekend - thanks for sharing x

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  2. Oh this looks yummy, my daughter loves things with berries and we have a great blender too so will show her in the morning x

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  3. We are all about the berries and this looks like a great way to use them. Really refreshing too.

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  4. Invite me pleaseeeeeeeeeee...so refreshing and tempting..also I am eyeing on those gorgeous cups too :P

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  5. Oh sounds so simple to make but looks really good. Such a great summery thing x

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  6. Oooh, this sounds so refreshing! I love berries and this is a lovely celebration of them.

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  7. I don't make many desserts as they usually sound complicated but this looks nice and simple, yum!

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  8. Exactly what I need today with all this hot weather. This looks delicious!

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  9. What a lovely recipe - and perfect for this time of year! I love your tableware too, so pretty! <3

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  10. Oh wow this sounds so good - I have to admit I don't think I've tried granita before. x

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  11. What a nice idea, I love it! It made me hungry. :D Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Wow - this looks incredible! I have never heard of this before, thanks for sharing!

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  13. What a perfect suggestion for summer. And low calorie also! Let's see if it fits my macros! Yum!

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  14. This sounds as though it would be absolutely perfect for the hot weather days! Xxx

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  15. Thanks for sharing the code. I will be checking this out.

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  16. This looks so beautiful Nayna, I just want to gaze at it, never mind eat it.

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  17. Not only does it sound amazing, the colour is just stunning x

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  18. Beautiful photo's of a gorgeous dessert and this is the perfect time of year for making this. I bet it's perfect for a hot Summer afternoon

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  19. This looks great, I'm experimenting with ice cream at the moment, might try this next.

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  20. That looks like something interesting to make!

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  21. What a great and simple dessert recipe definitely have to try it out some time.

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  22. I may try this as a replacement for ice-cream since it's my guilty pleasure, ha!

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  23. dairy free?! I'm on it! gotta make the coffee one for sure... mmmm I can just imagine eating it right now! as I imagine this bliss of eating this fantastic stuff, it's not the coffee one, it's the red fruity one in the picture... photos of food are incredible, they always make you crave the food being shown : )

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  24. Yum I will definitely make this recipe this weekend!

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  25. What a lovely colour.. and it is not so difficult to make. I will surely make it soon.

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  26. I have never tried granita but it reminds me of a more pulpy version of sorbet which is amaaaaaazing!

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  27. Aaah granita looks like ice cream. I have not tasted granita yet. But after reading this post, ill hunt for some place in manchester which serves it. i like the berry flavours too , so your granita works great for me. :)

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  28. I have pinned this one too so I can try making it later. I'm not a good cook but I've been following some of your recipes. So far so good....lol

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  29. I adore my Froothie Optimum blender and also use it for healthy sorbets like your gorgeous granita. If you fancy, you could enter this into BSFIC (Bloggers Scream For Ice Cream) for this month. x

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  30. This looks so delicious. Perfect for the hot summers. And I love your little spoons too

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  31. That looks so refreshing and delicious! I pinned it so I can try this myself.

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  32. This looks delicious and very refreshing - perfect for the summer

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  33. this looks like the perfect dessert for the hot summer. I think I may try to make it.

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  34. This sounds refreshing for summer! never tried granita! will have to make it on a hot summer day!

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  35. Perfect summer snack! I'm a big fan of granitas, actually everything icy. Sometimes just plain ice will do :D That one with berries is both delicious and healthy :)

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  36. That looks amazing! Mmmmmmmmm <3

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  37. I've heard about granita but it looks so yum! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  38. This sounds and looks like the perfect treat in the summer sun.

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  39. I've never tried Granita, as of yet. Sounds pretty tasty. I will forward this recipe over to my aunt. She loves these types of desserts. Thanks a ton for sharing.

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  40. They are almost too pretty to eat Nayna.

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  41. Aren't farmers markets the best? I love the brilliant color of your berry granita! I had to look up "punnets." ;-)

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  42. I love granitas! Never tried a berry one yet... adding them to the grocery list now...

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  43. What a fantastic way to make the most of berries that are past their prime! This looks like the perfect summer refresher. :)

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  44. Isn't berry season the best? This is such a perfect summer recipe. Can't wait to try it!

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  45. I love granitas, especially with berries!! It's so refreshing on a warm summer evening.

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  46. How berry-licious Nayna! I love the props and your photos too - I can't wait to make sorbets in my New Froothie Optimum

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  47. This sounds so refreshing! I love summer berries <3

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