Raspberry Peach Granita

Raspberry Peach Granita

Is it really Monday already? Weekend travel totally messes me up. We spent the weekend in Los Angeles for my best friend’s baby shower. We did a children’s storybook theme and it was super cute! I am going to share some photos this week for you guys because it is really an easy theme to do and makes for a great baby shower or children’s birthday party!

Today I am all about this fruity raspberry peach granita though. I told you that I wasn’t done with raspberry and peaches! This was actually my first attempt at making a granita. I was expecting it to be little icier, but it wasn’t getting as icy as I wanted it to be and then I ran out of patience because I am basically like a 5 year old. I realized the next day though that the temperature for our freezer had been accidentally turned down too low so I am totally blaming it on that! If you have never had a granita, it is sort of like a sorbet in that it does not contain any dairy. Just straight up fruit and sugar. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, the granita is the frozen treat for you as you don’t need one to make it! Plan to do it when you know you are going to be home for a few hours though as it will require you to stir the mixture every half hour or so.

Raspberry Peach Granita

Raspberry Peach Granita

Ingredients:

For the simple syrup:

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water

For the granita:

  • 2 ripe peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 3 cups fresh raspberries
  • approx. 2/3 cup simple syrup (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tbs. fresh lemon juice

Directions:

  1. Stir together the water and sugar in a sauce pan. Heat over medium heat and bring to a boil, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool completely.
  2. Add the sliced peaches and raspberries into a blender. Pour in the simple syrup*. Blend the mixture until smooth.
  3. Place a mesh sieve over a 8×8 baking dish. Pour the mixture through the sieve to remove the seeds and discard the solids. Stir in the lemon juice.
  4. Place the mixture into the freezer and let sit for about 1 hour. After an hour, remove the dish and stir with a fork (I recommend stirring around the edges and pushing the mixture towards the center as the edges will freeze first). Then every 30 minutes, continue to fluff the mixture with a fork until it is completely frozen (I do this 3-4 times). Serve or transfer into a freezer-safe container to store.

Feel free to adjust the amount of simple syrup to taste in this recipe. You can also try using agave nectar in place of sugar as a sweetener.

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Raspberry Peach Granita

   

17 comments

  1. Just looking at this delicious granita made my day better :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  2. This is such a fabulous granita recipe. I just love recipes like this one. You know me and frozen treats, total weakness for them.

  3. What a wonderfully summery combination for a granita. I have so many peaches on hand right now, maybe I’ll just make this right now!

  4. This looks so cool and refreshing because it’s so damn hot here!

  5. I was away this past weekend too and weekend travel messes me up so much too! I love this granita. So refreshing and perfect for this 100 degree heat wave we’re having!

  6. Ohh yummy! I have never made granita, but I have to, this looks incredible!!! Love the peach and raspberry combination!

  7. I love granitas and this looks amazing. Peach and raspberry… what a fantastic combination. :)

  8. You were in my town! Hope you had a great time, I love the idea of a story book baby shower theme.
    An this looks fabulously refreshing!

  9. What a cute baby shower theme. This granita looks so refreshing. I sure could use some on this scorchingly hot day.

  10. What a wonderful summer treat! Love the flavor combination.

  11. I just love granitas! Why don’t I make them more often? So easy and incredibly refreshing! Love the flavor and the color of yours. (and I’m like you….totally sneaking into the freezer to slurp it down before it’s ready!)

  12. I have GOT to try this recipe out. I love granita, but have never had raspberry peach flavored. Looks amazing! =]

  13. Two of my favorite summer fruits in one sensational granita! Love this, Steph!

  14. This sounds amazing loving the peach melba kind of flavours

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