Thursday, July 28, 2011

Strawberry Lemon Mint Granita

I really love to cook. The problem is, I am not a huge fan of recipes. When I am following along with something I envitably mess up. So I like to experiment and keep my fingers crossed.

The other night I had a couple girlfriends over for dinner and decided to make a granita for dessert. First, because my diary free life (depressing) doesn't allow for ice cream. And second, because its 6,000 degrees and we all needed something refreshing! Third, and most importantly, its too easy not to try.

It turned out absolutely delicious so I thought I would share the recipe with you lovely people.

First use three lemons and squeeze out as much juice as you can. Then finely chop up 2 tablespoons of fresh mint.

Put two cartons of fresh strawberries and as much or as little sugar as you would like in a food processor. Add a half a cup of warm water and blend. Then add the lemon juice and finely chopped mint.

Pour the mixture into a Pyrex dish. Place in the freezer for 3 hours or more.

Take out of the freezer and scrape with a fork.

SERVE!
It turned out absolutely amazing. So delicious and refreshing. You can make it as tart or as sweet as you want and can you use any fruit you like. Hope you enjoy!

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28 comments:

  1. Looks like the perfect summer treat! I'm going to have to try this soon, it looks easy and delicious.

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  2. I've been living off fruit for the past couple of weeks during the heat wave and this looks delish! Definitely will be trying this soon!

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  3. I am def going to have to try this!!! I love easy recipes too, those ones that takes hours aren't for me!

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  4. Why hello Martha Stewart, you are amazing! What a fabulous sounding recipe. I've got to try this soon. Anything with mint in it immediately captures my attention!

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  5. Yum that looks delish and easy enough. Thanks for the recipe! :)

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  6. Yum!!! So easy, which I love.

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  7. That looks amazing! And yes, I love the idea of you sharing recipes on TTX! xoxo

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  8. This is so Giada of you! It does look sooo freshing! mm mm like a grown up snow cone :)

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  9. Love it !! Looks so refreshing !

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

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  10. I'm all about the easy recipes. I have an explicable fear of knives that keeps me from getting down with my cooking. Following recipes sometimes makes the food making process longer, so I go for the ones I can remember most.

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  11. You know I love to cook so I always love recipes! This looks perfect for these sweltering days! I bet my little man would love it too. Just might make it this weekend!

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  12. Looks delish! And love how you could do it with so many different fruits and flavorings!

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  13. Great dish! It sounds pretty easy and refreshing!

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  14. I could use a glass a this goodness right now!

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  15. this looks delic - and fairly fool proof!!

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  16. sounds and looks amazing and delish!

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  17. Oh this look so yummy and easy to make! Thank you for the recipe xx

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  18. This sounds so perfect for summer. It makes me really bummed I don't have a food processor! :(

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  19. Yum! I saw a drink that started this way, but you mix in riesling wine and citrus vodka. Now I really want to do it!

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