Friday, August 17, 2012

Strawberry + Prosecco Granita


I like Prosecco with strawberries, so I thought I'd try it in dessert form and make granita. It's so simple, and although the freezing process requires multiple check-ins, I found it exciting in a "Ooo, look at all the ice crystals" sort of way. The end result is naturally sweet, refreshing and light, and I love the idea of a dessert and cocktail in one. Double for your trouble as we say around my house.

In other food news, my dad is raising money and cooking Iron Chef-style to benefit the Ronald McDonald House. If you have a few dollars to spare, all donations are welcomed and appreciated! Thanks! Have a wonderful weekend and eat something tasty!

Strawberry Prosecco Granita
3 cups of strawberries, halved
4 tablespoons of sugar
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
1 1/2 cups Prosecco

Stir halved strawberries and sugar together in a bowl and let rest about 10 minutes. Pour sweetened strawberries into a blender and blend until smooth. Return strawberry mixture to bowl and add lemon juice and Prosecco. Stir and pour mixture into a glass or plastic dish, at least 8x8, and place in freezer. Freeze until it starts to become icy around the edges, around 30 minutes, then scrape with a fork, moving around the icy crystals. As the mixture continues to freeze, scrape with a fork every 30 minutes for the next two hours. Cover and freeze for 8 hours or overnight. Serves 4 - 6.

10 comments:

  1. Thanks
    http://rmhc.org/what-we-do/video-stories/#/34

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  2. wow! that looks and sounds delicious!

    www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

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  3. Mmm, this looks like a really fun snack! I definitely want to try this out :)

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  4. the perfect end to summer... looks delish.

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  5. 2 of my favourite things making one amazing treat! Thanks for the recipe. I know what I'm doing this weekend ;)
    Happy Friday!

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  6. Prosecco and strawberries - can't wait for summer here and refreshing treats like this!

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  7. that's a pretty refreshing little treat! the strawberries around here are fading fast, so i suppose if i intend to make this, it'll have to be soon!

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