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Blueberry-Lime Granita

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.

Southern Living JUNE 2006

  • Yield: Makes 7 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
  • Prep time:15 Minutes
  • Freeze:8 Hours
  • Other:5 Minutes

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 80
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 0.1g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 20.4g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.1mg
  • Sodium: 0.0mg
  • Calcium: 3mg
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