Monday, April 13, 2009

Strawberry Granita

This dessert is easy-as-pie to make - sweet and refreshing and bursting with strawberry flavor.

In a blender, combine 1/2 cup raw sugar and 1/2 cup warm water; process until the sugar dissolves. Add 3 cups sliced strawberries and 2 tablespoons lemon juice; puree until smooth.

Transfer the mixture to an 8-inch baking dish; cover and freeze. After 3 hours, stir thoroughly, then recover and freeze for at least another 5 hours, or up to overnight. Okay, I confess, I only let my stand 4 hours, because I couldn't wait to try it!

Before serving, let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes. Scrape the mixture with a fork until fluffy. Serve 1 cup in each of 4 bowls, for 4 servings of 140 calories. Garnish with lemon zest or strawberry quarters, if you like.

sugar $3.79
strawberries $2.50

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The Vegan Pantry

  • Vegan yogurt - Whole Soy
  • Vegan milk - Silk
  • Vegan Feta - Sunergia
  • Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods
  • Vegan Eggs - Ener-G
  • Vegan Butter - Earth Balance