Fresh Blackberry Granita

Fresh Blackberry Granita

This simple Fresh Blackberry Granita is our idea of the perfect ending on a warm summer evening.

Fresh Blackberry Granita
Yields: 12 servings
  • 2 (6-ounce) containers fresh blackberries, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 cups water, divided
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • Garnish: lemon peel
  1. In a medium saucepan, bring blackberries, sugar, and 1 cup water to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat, and simmer until blackberries are softened, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat, and lightly mash until berries are broken down.
  2. Pour mixture through a fine-mesh sieve, discarding solids. Stir in lemon juice and remaining 4 cups water. Pour mixture into a metal 13x9-inch baking pan, and place in freezer. Scrape surface and edges every 45 minutes until mixture is frozen and no liquid remains, 3 to 4 hours. Garnish with lemon peel, if desired.



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