I can’t think of an easier or more refreshing dessert for a hot summer day than granita. Frozen and slushy, granita is made from just about any puréed fruit, juice or even champagne to which you’ve added sugar and other flavorings to taste. Then, you stick the mixture in the freezer. After careful attention, you’ll turn out an elegant dessert.
After you pour your mixture into a shallow baking dish and place it in the freezer, you should stir it with a whisk every 20 to 40 minutes. Depending on the sugar content and the size of the pan, the granita should be ready in about four hours. More sugar slows the process because it lowers the mixture’s freezing point. Read more