Blueberry-Lime Granita

Blueberry-Lime Granita Recipe
If you've got extra blueberries, puree them with some sugar, lime juice and lemon-lime soda and freeze to make a refreshing icy treat.

Yield:

Makes 7 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

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Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Freeze: 8 Hours
Other: 5 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 80
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 0.1 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 0.3 g
Carbohydrate 20.4 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.1 mg
Sodium 0.0 mg
Calcium 3 mg

Ingredients

2 cups blueberries
1/2 cup sugar*
1/2 teaspoon grated lime rind
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
3 cups diet lemon-lime soft drink, chilled
Garnish: lime rind twists

Preparation

1. Process blueberries in a food processor or blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Add sugar, lime rind, and lime juice; process until well blended. Pour into an 11- x 7-inch baking dish. Stir in soft drink. Cover and freeze 8 hours. Remove from freezer; let stand 5 minutes.

2. Chop mixture into large chunks, and place in food processor in batches; pulse 5 to 6 times or until mixture is smooth. Serve immediately, or freeze until ready to serve. Garnish, if desired.

 

Note:

To make this a no-added sugar dessert, use 1/2 cup of no-calorie sweetener (such as Splenda) in  place of the sugar.

Per 1-cup serving with no-calorie sweetener: Calories 25 (0% from fat); Fat 0.1g (sat 0g, mono 0g, poly 0g); Protein 0.3g; Carb 6.2g; Fiber 1g; Chol 0mg; Iron 0.1mg; Sodium 0mg; Calc 3mg.

June 2006
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