Red, White + Blue Granita Recipe

Red White + Blue Granita | Henry HappenedWhat can I say? I’m a sucker for any fruity, icy summer treat. We’re big fans of granita at our house. And of all the frozen desserts, granita is one of the easiest to make. This homemade granita recipe is really three in one – strawberry, coconut-lime and blueberry festively layered in a pretty dessert cup. With 4th of July just around the corner, this is a fun dessert to celebrate with.

Red White and Blue Granita Recipe | Henry HappenedAnd granita could not be easier to make. Puree the ingredients, pour into a shallow pan, freeze, and in a few hours you’ve got granita! This recipe is a little more fruit-heavy than others, so the granita is a little more like sorbet. If you prefer an icier granita, use half the fruit and add more water and simple syrup.

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Red White and Blue Granita Recipe | Henry Happened

Red, White and Blue Granita
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Serves: 12-16
 
A fun, colorful 4th of July dessert made with layers of fruity granita. Gluten-free and vegan.
Ingredients
Simple Syrup:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
Strawberry Granita:
  • 16 ounces fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup simple syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • juice of 1 lemon
Blueberry Granita:
  • 12 ounces fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup simple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Coconut Lime Granita:
  • 14 ounces light coconut milk
  • 1 cup simple syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
Instructions
Simple syrup
  1. Stir sugar and water together in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute, or until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let cool completely. Transfer to a jar and store in the refrigerator until ready to use. Makes 3½ cups of syrup.
Strawberry Granita
  1. Place all ingredient into a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into a freezer safe pan and freeze until firm, at least 3 hours, preferably overnight. When ready to serve, scrape a fork across the surface to create shavings.
Blueberry Granita
  1. Place all ingredient into a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into a freezer safe pan and freeze until firm, at least 3 hours, preferably overnight. When ready to serve, scrape a fork across the surface to create shavings.
Coconut Lime Granita
  1. Place all ingredient into a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into a freezer safe pan and freeze until firm, at least 3 hours, preferably overnight. When ready to serve, scrape a fork across the surface to create shavings.
To assemble
  1. Layer the granita in small dessert cups and serve immediately. To prepare ahead, layer in freezer-safe cups and freeze until ready to serve.

Lindsey

is the blogger behind Cafe Johnsonia and a Contributing Editor


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