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Raspberry-Champagne Granita

Photo: Oxmoor House
Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
This frozen dessert, similar to sorbet, is easy to prepare and almost entirely fat-free. Much of the alcohol evaporates during cooking, but the flavor of champagne remains.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup champagne

Nutrition Information

  • calories 152
  • caloriesfromfat 1 %
  • fat 0.2 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 0.5 g
  • carbohydrate 38.9 g
  • fiber 2.8 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.4 mg
  • sodium 3 mg
  • calcium 12 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place the raspberries and lime juice in a blender; process until smooth.

  2. Combine water, sugar, and champagne in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 1 minute or until sugar melts. Remove from heat; stir in raspberry purée. Pour the mixture into a large, shallow baking dish. Cover and freeze 8 hours.

  3. Remove dish from freezer, and let stand for 5 minutes. Scrape entire mixture with a fork until fluffy.