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Blackberry Granita

Yield 2 servings.
For an elegant presentation, serve the granita in a wine glass or a stemmed compote.


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons dry red wine
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blackberries
  • Fresh blackberries (optional)
  • Mint sprigs (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 262
  • caloriesfromfat 1 %
  • fat 0.4 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.8 g
  • carbohydrate 64.6 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 2 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan, stirring well. Bring mixture to a boil; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute or until sugar dissolves. Let cool slightly.

  2. Position knife blade in food processor bowl; add sugar mixture, wine, and 1 1/2 cups blackberries. Process until smooth. Pour blackberry puree into a wire-mesh strainer; press with back of spoon against the sides of the strainer to squeeze out juice. Discard pulp and seeds remaining in strainer. Pour mixture into an 8-inch square pan. Cover and freeze at least 8 hours or until firm.

  3. To serve, scrape mixture with the tines of a fork until fluffy. Scoop into 2 dessert bowls, and serve immediately. If desired, garnish with additional blackberries and mint sprigs.

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