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
- 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.
- 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.