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A refreshing dessert or snack, granita is meant to look like shavings of ice rather than a smooth sorbet. Try serving in goblets or wine glasses to impress guests.
Purée berries and 1/4 cup water in food processor until smooth. Strain purée through fine mesh strainer. Discard seeds and solids, and set aside.
In medium saucepan, bring sugar, 1/2 cup water, orange juice, mint and orange zest to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium, and stir until sugar dissolves. Simmer 7 minutes, or until mixture is reduced to a syrup. Remove from heat, and discard mint. Stir syrup into berry purée. Pour into 8×8-inch pan or baking dish. Cover and freeze overnight.
Using a fork, scrape granita into flakes. Garnish with mint and fresh berries, and serve.
- Calories 112
- Carbohydrate Content 31 g
- Cholesterol Content 0 mg
- Fat Content 0.5 g
- Fiber Content 6 g
- Protein Content 1 g
- Saturated Fat Content 0 g
- Sodium Content 1 mg
- Sugar Content 20 g