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.
Mixed Berry Granita
Granita of sweet summer berries, refreshing and delicious.
- 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
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.
DetailsPrep time: Freezing time: 3-Total time: Yield: Serves 6
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