Craving something sweet and refreshing? Why not try making a strawberry granita? Granitas are icy Italian desserts made from fruit juice, sugar, and water. They only need a few ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen and are simple to make. Plus, they’re the perfect summer treat!
So, strawberry granita is the ideal option if you’re looking for a delicious and summery dessert. This semi-frozen Italian dessert is sweet, tart, and refreshing—and it’s surprisingly simple to make. Continue reading for all the information you require about making a delicious strawberry granita. But before you start your batch of strawberry granita, here are some FAQs to help you out.
What is a Granita?
A granita is an icy dessert made from fruit juice, sugar, and water. It’s similar to sorbet but has a coarser, flakier texture. Granitas are traditionally made in Sicily, but they’ve become popular all over Italy and the rest of the world.
How Does Strawberry granite taste?
Strawberry granita is a popular Italian treat with fresh strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice. It has a texture similar to Italian ice or slushie—it’s not quite as thick as ice cream and relatively as thin as a smoothie. It can be served on its own or topped with ice cream for extra sweetness.
Can I Add Other Ingredients To My Strawberry Granita?
Of course! Feel free to get creative with your granitas by adding other ingredients like honey, orange zest, mint leaves, or even white wine. Just keep in mind that if you add other ingredients to your mix, you may need to adjust the amount of sugar accordingly so that it still tastes sweet enough after freezing.
More Dessert Recipes
- 2 cups fresh strawberries hulled and sliced
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup ice subes (crushed) A cold Pyrex baking dish, covered with plastic wrap will chill the granita nicely.
- In a high-speed blender, add the berries, maplesyrup, lemon juice, and ice cubes and pulse on high speed until smooth.
- Transfer the berry mixture into an 8x8-inchbaking dish, spread evenly, and freeze for at least 30 minutes.
- Remove from the freezer and, with a fork, stirthe granita completely.
- Freeze for 2-3 hours,stirring every 30 minutes with a fork.