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Cran-Ginger Granita

Oxmoor House
Prep time 6 mins
Other time 4 hrs
Yield 8 cups (serving size: 1 cup)
Festive serving glasses transform an easy dessert from simple to sensational. Three ingredients, six minutes, and a few hours in the freezer are all you need to get this dessert on the table.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cranberry-apple juice drink, divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 (12-oz.) can natural ginger ale (we tested with Natural Brew Outrageous Ginger Ale)*

Nutrition Information

  • calories 124
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.1 g
  • carbohydrate 31.9 g
  • fiber 0.1 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.1 mg
  • sodium 5 mg
  • calcium 8 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine 1 cup cranberry-apple juice drink and sugar in a 2-qt. saucepan. Cook over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and cool completely.

  2. Combine cran-syrup, remaining 2 cups juice drink, and ginger ale. Pour into 3 ice cube trays, and freeze 1 1/2 hours or until almost frozen. Transfer cubes to a blender or food processor, and pulse until slushy.

  3. Pour slush into a 13" x 9" pan, and freeze 3 1/2 hours or until frozen.

  4. To serve, scrape granita in pan with tines of a fork until fluffy. Spoon into dessert glasses, and serve immediately.

  5. *Natural ginger ale has an intense gingery taste. Find it on the soft drink aisle or with beers, especially in upscale markets.

Christmas with Southern Living 2007