Tuesday, May 7, 2013

THE MOST REFRESHING GRAPEFRUIT GRANITA

So right around this time last year I introduced to all of you to the joy that is granita. Back then I shared a recipe for a lime basil granita...and today I'm back with a new flavor for you!
I know grapefruit is kind of a polarizing fruit- some love it, some hate it- but this granita will bring both sides together. It's refreshing and tangy- but toned down from the usual overly tart flavor!
What you'll need to make it happen:
1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice (about 2 large grapefruit)
1/3 cup pulp from the grapefruit
3 cups water
3/4 cup granulated sugar
9x13 pan- glass or metal
red food coloring (optional)
mint to garnish

How to make it happen:
Step 1: Squeeze those grapefruit, discarding of any seeds along the way. Leave in as much of the pulp in as you want- but I used about 1/3 cup. Set aside.
Step 2: Mix your sugar and water in a saucepan, stirring occasionally as you bring it to a boil. Let simmer for a minute and take off the heat to cool.
Step 3: After your sugar mixture cools, stir in your grapefruit juice and pulp- and if you're looking for a brighter pink, add 3 drops of red food coloring as well.
Step 4: Set in the freezer to cool in your 9x13 pan. After the top has started freezing, scrape with a fork. Continue this every half hour until the mixture is fully frozen. 
Step 5: You know you've done it right when you have perfect, icy crystals!
Scrape away! 
 Add a bit of mint!
 There you have it- easy, delicious- and so dang refreshing you won't even believe it. I know this summer I'll be making this stuff in just about every flavor! Oh - and if you like to have a little more fun- add some tequila and you have yourself one delicious grapefruit margarita slushy :)

Are you a grapefruit lover or hater?
Either way, you might need to try this recipe..it could change your mind! 

xo, lp

**Oh, and you're gonna need to go and get these Anthropologie gold dot fabric napkins. They're on sale online right now for $5 a set, and come in a bunch of colors! Get a few sets before they're sold out! **


Love granita? Check out the lime basil version here. Love grapefruit? Then you'll have to make my grapefruit margaritas found here!

4 comments:

  1. Oh my–yummy! I love the taste of grapefruit for the summer. It's such a fresh flavor!

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  2. Hi, I’m Sonia, an Italian food blogger, sorry for my bad English, I want tell you that I have included the link of this recipe in the section on my blog dedicated to “10 ways to make” (“10 Modi di Fare”) granita recipes.
    The post is ‘Granita ai mirtilli’ I hope not to bother you.
    Have a nice day.

    Sonia

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