Friday, July 22, 2011

Strawberry Rosé Granita

strawberry rose wine ice granita recipe

When my little sister was in high school she worked at a gourmet gelato shop.  They sold the most divine gelato, and it was there that I first discovered the amazing combination of fruit and wine in iced dessert form.  While my sister to this day still won't eat gelato from over-dosing on it that summer back in high school, I still crave the delicious icy treats they sold at the shop.   Since we are currently in the midst of a wicked heat wave (yesterday it felt like 114°F here), I thought I'd give you all a cold, delicious treat to make this weekend.  This granita is easy, and of course requires no ice cream maker, though it does require a little bit of patience (4 hours worth) while it freezes up.  The wait is worth it though, I promise! Delicious strawberries combined with Rosé wine definitely equals happiness in frozen form.

Strawberry Rosé Granita

2 cups Rosé wine (any kind will work)
3 cups chopped strawberries
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Pour the wine into a heavy-bottomed pot.  Heat the wine over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the wine reduces by half.  This took about 10-15 minutes. Cool the reduced wine in the refrigerator.

In a food processor, purée the strawberries and lemon juice.  Mix in the chilled reduced wine and the sugar and stir well.  Pour the mixture into a 9x13 inch glass baking dish and put it in the freezer.  Stir the mixture every 45 minutes with a fork or whisk to break up the ice.  Continue this for about 4 hours.

5 comments:

  1. How freshing and delicious! This looks gorgeous! :)

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  2. Oh, that looks divine! I've gotta try this, thanks for sharing!

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  3. mmmm and its so pretty to look at too! <3

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  4. This looks so pretty and inviting. I love this!

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  5. Thanks ladies and thanks for visiting!

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