Grapefruit Granita

This is probably the easiest dessert in my whole repertoire but it may also be one of the most perfect. It's bright, clean and refreshing flavor is a welcome ending to any meal. When I serve it in a small wide-mouthed glass and top it with a little sprig of mint, it looks really beautiful. You can make this a couple of days in advance but then you'll want to cover it well with saran wrap so it doesn't absorb any freezer flavor.

Recipe courtesy Dave Lieberman
TOTAL TIME: 4 hr 5 min
Prep: 5 min
Inactive Prep: 4 hr
Cook: --
 
YIELD: 4 to 6 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups fresh pink or ruby grapefruit juice, at room temperature
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/3 cup superfine sugar
  • Mint sprigs, for garnish
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      Directions

      Combine juice, water and sugar in bowl and whisk until the sugar has dissolved. Pour liquid into a 13 by 9-inch baking pan. Freeze until hard, about 3 to 4 hours.

      To serve, scrape with a fork and spoon the scrapings into small chilled martini glasses or small glass bowls. Garnish with small sprigs of fresh mint.

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