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Cherry Lime Granita

An incredibly refreshing dessert, my Cherry Lime Granita just sings summer!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4
Calories 79 kcal
Author The Foodie Physician

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces fresh, pitted cherries (can substitute frozen cherries off season)
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 4 teaspoons honey or sweetener of your choice (adjust to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Optional garnishes: whipped cream, lime zest
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Instructions

  1. Blend all of the ingredients together in a blender. Adjust sweetness to taste. Pour the mixture into a shallow glass baking dish and place in the freezer.
  2. Remove the dish after 30 minutes and using a fork, scrape the mixture, breaking up any icy clumps. Return the dish to the freezer. Repeat the process every thirty minutes or so, scraping the mixture with a fork to break up the ice crystals and create a light and fluffy texture. It should take about 2 hours total.
  3. Scoop the granita into dessert bowls or glasses. Serve plain or garnish with whipped cream and/or lime zest. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Cherry Lime Granita
Amount Per Serving
Calories 79 Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.1g0%
Sodium 1mg0%
Carbohydrates 20.4g7%
Fiber 2.1g9%
Protein 1.1g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.