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Strawberry Granita

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
This frozen dessert requires no ice-cream maker--just freeze the mixture in a pan, and scrape with a fork. If you'd like to spruce up the granita, top with chopped or halved fresh strawberries and grated lemon zest.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 3 cups sliced strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Nutrition Information

  • calories 136
  • caloriesfromfat 3 %
  • fat 0.5 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.1 g
  • polyfat 0.2 g
  • protein 0.8 g
  • carbohydrate 34.4 g
  • fiber 2.9 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.5 mg
  • sodium 2 mg
  • calcium 18 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine the sugar and water in a blender; process until sugar dissolves. Add strawberries and juice; process until smooth. Pour mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish. Cover and freeze 3 hours; stir well. Cover and freeze 5 hours or overnight.

  2. Remove mixture from freezer; let stand at room temperature 10 minutes. Scrape entire mixture with a fork until fluffy.