Cranberry-Jalapeño Granita

Cranberry-Jalapeño Granita Recipe
Finish off the evening with a spicy-sweet iced dessert featured cranberry juice, mint, jalapeño pepper, and fresh lime juice. The complex flavors make this an adult favorite that can be enjoyed year round. Use low-calorie cranberry juice to lower the calories and sugar content.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Recipe from

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Nutritional Information

Calories 135
Caloriesfromfat 1 %
Fat 0.1 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 0.1 g
Carbohydrate 34.5 g
Fiber 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.3 mg
Sodium 3 mg
Calcium 7 mg

Ingredients

2 cups cranberry juice cocktail
1/3 cup sugar
4 (5-inch) mint sprigs (about 1/2 ounce)
1 jalapeño pepper, sliced
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Preparation

Combine first 4 ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover and remove from heat; let stand 15 minutes. Strain cranberry mixture through a fine mesh sieve into an 11 x 7-inch baking dish; discard solids. Cool to room temperature; stir in lime juice. Cover and freeze for about 45 minutes. Stir cranberry mixture every 45 minutes until completely frozen (about 3 hours). Remove mixture from freezer; scrape entire mixture with a fork until fluffy.

Note:

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Laura Zapalowski,

November 2007
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