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Cranberry-Jalapeño Granita

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.

Cooking Light NOVEMBER 2007

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

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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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 135
  • Calories from fat: 1%
  • Fat: 0.1g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Protein: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 34.5g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.3mg
  • Sodium: 3mg
  • Calcium: 7mg
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