Granita is a semi-frozen dessert made using sugar, water and flavorings. For granita, we freeze the liquid and then at intervals we stir it with a fork to break it creating ice crystals. This way we get a coarse texture. Difference between sorbet and granita is that the latter is made by hand and has a coarse texture.
This is a new dessert for me and after seeing it in various blogs I decided to try it. It is simple to make and uses minimal ingredients. Any fruit like watermelon, grapes, pineapple, etc. can be used. This is also a healthy dessert and requires no ice cream maker. My friends who visited enjoyed this a lot and it is going to be frequent on the menu.
Lesson learned .. get the camera ready when dealing with frozen stuff. By the time I could get the camera out, the granita started melting. Off to the recipe.
1.5 cups chopped strawberries
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 tbsp lemon juice
Clean and chop the strawberries.
Take water and sugar in a blender and blend until sugar is dissolved.
Add strawberries and lemon juice to the sugar water and blend until smooth.
Pour in a deep stainless steel vessel and refrigerate. (Any metal vessel would work since we will be using a fork to scrape it)
After 3 hours it is partially frozen.
Stir mixture using a fork. Scrape all the ice bits on the sides too.
Refrigerate again for 5 hours or overnight.
When ready to serve, just scrape it with a fork and you are good to go. Guilt free healthy dessert ready to be served.
41 Responses to Strawberry Granita – Perfect for the summer
yummy and colourful
Colorful and perfect for the season.
Perfect for the hot weather!
I haven't made granita before and thanks for sharing the recipe. I'd love to try it.
Luscious looking ones Vardhini !!
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Lovely color….looks superb and yummy.
awesome color you got there! feels like the rain in summer
Love the new name of ur blog…. mouthwatering dessert… will try Granita definitely this weekend…
Hey…your blog gets a new name… Nice! It's very hot out here and this Granita would be nice to quench the thirst…
lovely dessert,healthy too..Name of the blog' zesty palatte' love that too..
Looks delicious n yummy..soo tempting, love this granita..
Strawberry granita looks awesome nice for the scorching sun.
So very inviting pics… Colorful and flavor packed recipe…
Gorgeous summer treat!!! Yummy and cooling! Love it!
O my, gorgeous colour..Can u pass some here ?
Sounds interesting and tempting.. Inviting picture dear.. thanks for sharing
Wow… super inviting.. such a vibrant color.. Love your new blog name too…http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com
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The strawberries look luscious Vardhini!! Super delicious and refreshing dessert – I am going to indulge in it as soon as I find some strawberries!
What a pretty color ~ Perfect summertime treat!
wow looks so nice and very refreshing !! perfect for this summer !! tempting color !!
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Looks really refreshing,lovely colour it has got!
Wow!!!! never tried this before. Looks so yummy and colourful.
Granita looks very yummy…ur pics made it more yummy….:)
Wow looks at it….so tempting and beautiful …as you said it perfect for summer
wow thats soo easy…and look so delicious…my son is drooling here
Lovely color and tell me all about the melting stuff )
Perfect and tempting recipe.. looks absolutely good.. love it
Interesting..Looks so refreshing.Perfect for summer.
very inviting and interesting recipe.Very easy to make also
Oh my, that photo looks so refreshing! Yum!
wowww looks yumm..want try immediately!!
aaha- the blog's name is changed and I like this zesty look vardhini – lovely looking geanita – nice colour
That looks fantastic, very nice color & tempting pics
colorfull and yummy..love it..:)
Looks yummy…love d color of it..:)
You changed your blog name and i was taken aback when dropped by. Nice choice Vardhini. Love the awesome color of the granita. next time use an aluminium vessel as it sets fast and better.
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This a wonderful dessert, had heard about it but did not know how to make, thanks for sharing.
So tempting and colorful, yummy granita
Gorgeous pics….Perfect for the summer.
Mmmm…looks delicious….what a lovely color