August 24, 2013

Fresh Strawberry Granita/Popsicle

How to make Strawberry Granita/Popsicle


        Summer is almost over & if you have strawberries on hand, you should try this crowd pleasing recipe. It's an excellent way to use up over ripe strawberries and indulge in; guilt-free. You can easily turn this into Popsicle's for the kids, if you like. A low calorie, light & healthy summer treat for all age groups.

Fresh Strawberry Popsicle




Makes about 3 cups

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup or less of sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1.5 cups sliced hulled strawberries
  • additional berries and mint leaves for garnish

Fresh Strawberry Granita/Popsicle


  • Stir first 3 ingredients in small bowl until sugar dissolves.
  • Blend strawberries in food processor until smooth. Add sugar syrup and blend until combined.
  • Pour mixture into a metal/glass pan. Freeze until icy around edges, using a fork, stir icy portions into middle of pan. Freeze until mixture is frozen, stirring edges into center every 45 minutes.
  • Using a fork, scrape granita into flaky crystals. Cover tightly and freeze. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Keep frozen.)
  • Scrape granita into bowls. Garnish with berries and serve.
  • Alternatively, fill Popsicle containers with granita, refreeze & serve when desired.

    Fresh Strawberry Granita/Popsicle    Recipe adapted from here.
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