Cherry Granitas

This Italian shaved ice is incredibly easy to make, and no special tools are required!

(0)
0 reviews.
Save and Share
Sorry, something went wrong. Please save again. Error occurred while removing from favorites X
  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 4 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 4
  • servings 4
Recipe by Jennifer Perillo
June 29, 2011
 

Ingredients

4
cups pitted dark sweet cherries
2
tablespoons fresh orange juice

Simple Syrup

1
cup water
1
cup sugar

SAVE ON THIS RECIPE!

LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Make Simple Syrup (below).
  • 2 In food processor, place cherries, orange juice and 1/2 cup Simple Syrup. Cover; process, using quick on-and-off motions, until mixture is pureed. Place strainer over medium bowl; strain mixture through strainer, pressing with back of rubber spatula to extract as much liquid as possible.
  • 3 Pour juice into 8x8-inch glass baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap. Freeze overnight, or until firm.
  • 4 When ready to serve, use tines of a fork to shave surface of frozen granita; spoon into bowls. Serve immediately.
  • 5 Simple Syrup In small saucepan, heat water and sugar over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture simmers and sugar dissolves, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat; cool.
  • 1 Make Simple Syrup (below).
  • 2 In food processor, place cherries, orange juice and 1/2 cup Simple Syrup. Cover; process, using quick on-and-off motions, until mixture is pureed. Place strainer over medium bowl; strain mixture through strainer, pressing with back of rubber spatula to extract as much liquid as possible.
  • 3 Pour juice into 8x8-inch glass baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap. Freeze overnight, or until firm.
  • 4 When ready to serve, use tines of a fork to shave surface of frozen granita; spoon into bowls. Serve immediately.
  • 5 Simple Syrup In small saucepan, heat water and sugar over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture simmers and sugar dissolves, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat; cool.

Tips

Expert Tips

When pressing out juice from cherries, don’t forget to scrape underside of strainer to capture every drop.

Cover and refrigerate any remaining Simple Syrup for up to 1 week.

Nutritional information

toggle
No nutrition information available for this recipe
Comments + Recipe Twists
More To Explore
powered by ZergNet