Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Cranberry Granitas

Since the weather outside has already gotten (in my mind) ridiculously HOT, I thought I'd share this granita recipe I got from Giada on Food Network back when we had cable. I made it this week and it is YUMMY! You can of course make a kid (and preggers) friendly version without the vodka and even trick them by calling it an ice cream treat. But I'm a big fan of vodka...


  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 6 fresh cranberries, for garnish


Whisk the cranberry juice and sugar in a heavy medium saucepan over medium heat just until the sugar dissolves. Pour the cranberry mixture into a 13 by 9 by 2-inch glass baking dish. Cool completely. Whisk in the lime juice and vodka. Freeze until the granita becomes slushy, about 2 hours. Using fork, stir to blend. Continue freezing the granita until frozen, stirring every hour to form crystals, at least 5 hours or overnight.

Divide the granita among 6 dessert glasses. Garnish with fresh cranberries, if desired, and serve.

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