Granita is a semi-frozen dessert made from sugar, water, and various flavorings. its texture varies from coarse to smooth, it is always different from the one of an ice cream which is creamier, and from the one of a sorbet, which is more compact; this makes granita distinct and unique.Common and traditional flavoring ingredients include lemon juice, mandarin oranges, jasmine, coffee,almonds, mint etc.
My version of Strawberry Granita is made with pureed Strawberries freeze in a pan and scrape with a fork.
4 cups fresh strawberries
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
2 Tbsps fresh lemon juice
Mint leaves for Garnish
Add sugar and water in a blender; process until sugar dissolves. Add strawberries and lemon juice; blend until smooth. Pour mixture into square dish. Cover and freeze 3 hours; stir well. Cover and freeze few hours more or overnight.Remove mixture from freezer; let stand at room temperature 10 minutes. Scrape entire mixture with a fork until fluffy.