Fresh Strawberry Granita

Fresh Strawberry Granita


Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 6 cups
Calories 116 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 lb fresh strawberries hulled and sliced
  • 2 tbsp agave
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Prepare the syrup. Combine water and sugar in a saucepan, simmer on medium heat until sugar is totally dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Prepare fruit puree. Combine strawberries, agave and lemon juice in your blender and mix until smooth. Add cooled syrup to strawberry mixture, and blend until combined.
  3. Pour mixture in a 13x9-inch metal baking dish. Cover tightly with foil, and place in the freezer.
  4. Freeze for about 1/2 hour or until icy at the edges. Using a fork, scrape ice crystals from the hedges. Stir mixture well, breaking all icy chunks, and put back in the freezer. Repeat every half hour during 2 1/2 hours. Granita is ready when granular but still slushy.
  5. Scrape granita into bowls or ice goblets, and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Fresh Strawberry Granita
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 116
% Daily Value*
Sodium 8mg 0%
Potassium 140mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 26g
Vitamin A 0.2%
Vitamin C 56.2%
Calcium 2.7%
Iron 2.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.