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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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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