After the last couple of granita recipes (watermelon granita and peach sweet tea granita), I am officially addicted to this adult-slushie snack. It is so good and (more importantly) so easy. How easy? Today’s granita has all of two ingredients. TWO!
So what are we making? Cherry limeade granita.
It’s a little tart and a little sweet. And if you ask me, you should probably eat it outside on a patio somewhere…with sunglasses on. Because it tastes like summer!
Ingredients (makes roughly 14 oz)
– 1/2 cup 100% cherry juice (I bought mine at Trader Joe’s for $4)
-1 1/2 cups of limeade
*I had some extra limes in the house, so I replaced a 1/2 cup of the limeade with fresh lime juice, just FYI. So that brought the limeade down to 1 cup and then the remaining 1/2 cup was fresh lime juice. Just in case you want to add that third ingredient.
You won’t need any sugar for this recipe because the cherry juice has enough sweetness to it already. And water is optional…I didn’t use any water in mine, for a more punchy flavor, but if you want something more subtle, add 1/3 cup of water to the above ingredients.
Pour ingredients into a bowl, stir, and freeze for 30 minutes. Then rake with a fork and pop back in the freezer. Repeat this process of raking the surface every 30 minutes until the entire bowl has been raked. Then, it’s ready to serve.
Photography and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff
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