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Spiked Peach Limeade Granita

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Yield 8 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)
If you prefer to serve this as a beverage, skip the freezing and scraping steps.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 3 cups peach slices (about 3 medium)
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 1 1/3 cups fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 cup rum
  • Peach slices (optional)
  • Fresh mint sprigs (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 202
  • caloriesfromfat 1 %
  • fat 0.1 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.5 g
  • carbohydrate 40.3 g
  • fiber 0.7 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.2 mg
  • sodium 5 mg
  • calcium 12 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 5 minutes. Cool, and discard mint.

  2. Place half of peach mixture in a blender; process until smooth. Pour pureed peach mixture into a 13 x 9–inch baking dish. Combine remaining peach mixture, juice, and rum in blender; process until smooth. Add to baking dish.

  3. Freeze 8 hours or until firm. Remove mixture from freezer; scrape entire mixture with a fork until fluffy. Serve immediately. Garnish with peach slices and mint sprigs, if desired.

  4. Note: Nutritional analysis is less than 1% from fat.