Berry Granita

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 135.3
  • Total Fat: 0.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 21.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 36.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.8 g
  • Protein: 1.0 g

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Introduction

The mellowed acidity of aged balsamic vinegar pairs perfectly with the sugary sweetness of the berries. For a special presentation, garnish with additional berries. The mellowed acidity of aged balsamic vinegar pairs perfectly with the sugary sweetness of the berries. For a special presentation, garnish with additional berries.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    4 tablespoons sugar syrup
    4 cups fresh or frozen berries, wash and hull or if frozen, thaw
    1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    2 tablespoons vodka
    1 tablespoon Agave nectar
    1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
    1 tablespoon aged balsamic vinegar
    1 tablespoon basil leaves, cut into thin strips

Directions

Prep: 20 minutes
Total: 3 hours 20 minutes

1. Place half the berries in a blender with the sugar syrup, lemon juice, and vodka. Puree.
2. Transfer to a fine mesh sieve and press on puree, pushing the pulp through. Discard seeds remaining in sieve.
3. Pour mixture into a shallow 8-inch square pan. Freeze 2 to 3 hours, or until almost completely frozen. Scrape granita with a fork to make it flaky. Freeze for another hour and scrape again. When ready to serve, scrape again.
4. About 30 minutes before serving, transfer the remaining berries to a bowl. Add one-tablespoon agave nectar, pepper, and vinegar; mash slightly with a fork, keeping mixture chunky. Add basil.
5. To serve, scrape some granita into four glasses and top with smashed berries and basil.

Serving Size: Make 4 glasses of granita

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CHUCKLES0719.

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