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!
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!
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