Cherry Merlot Granita

Dark sweet cherries and robust merlot wine are sweetened with citrusy orange flavored syrup and frozen to make a refreshing flavored ice - a delightful cool dessert.

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  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 8 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

1
cup water
1/4
cup sugar
1
cup ice cubes
1
large navel orange
1
cup fresh or frozen pitted dark sweet cherries
1
cup merlot wine

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Steps

  • 1 In small saucepan, heat water and sugar to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in ice cubes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, grate orange and squeeze juice to measure 1 tablespoon peel and 1/2 cup juice; set aside.
  • 3 In blender, place cherries and sugar syrup. Cover; blend on high speed 1 minute or until smooth, stopping as necessary to scrape down sides. Stir in orange peel, orange juice and wine.
  • 4 Pour mixture into 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish. Cover; freeze 8 hours or until firm. Before serving, scrape mixture with fork until fluffy.
  • 1 In small saucepan, heat water and sugar to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in ice cubes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, grate orange and squeeze juice to measure 1 tablespoon peel and 1/2 cup juice; set aside.
  • 3 In blender, place cherries and sugar syrup. Cover; blend on high speed 1 minute or until smooth, stopping as necessary to scrape down sides. Stir in orange peel, orange juice and wine.
  • 4 Pour mixture into 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish. Cover; freeze 8 hours or until firm. Before serving, scrape mixture with fork until fluffy.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

For a nonalcoholic version, use 1 cup black cherry juice or nonalcoholic red wine in place of the merlot.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
70
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
),
Sodium
1mg
1%;
Total Carbohydrate
12g
12%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 Other Carbohydrate;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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