Strawberry Granita

strawberry granita

We’re just entering strawberry season in the UK and at this time of year our strawberries are simply divine – sweet, juicy and nothing tastes more of an early English summer. Big S has been a bit ill for a while – some nasty virus with a sore raspy throat and regular high temperatures – all just when the weather turned nice which always makes it seem like a double blow. She’s definitely on the mend now and hopefully will get her appetite back soon – she even didn’t have any of Little S’s welcome home chocolate cake for 3 days. Things have been bad!
This sweet, flavoursome and icy granita did tempt her though, soothing her sore throat and cleverly disguising a healthy portion of gorgeous fresh strawberries.

Granita is the intimate refreshing pudding and perfect if you don’t have an ice cream machine – all you need is a little time and patience, a Tupperware box and a freezer and you’re ready to go!

Strawberry Granita

(dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soya-free, sesame-free, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan)

dairy-free strawberry granita

Serves 4

250g strawberries, washed and hulled

100g caster sugar

Juice of 1/2 a lemon

300ml water

  1. Blend and sieve the strawberries to make a smooth puree
  2. Mix together all the ingredients and warm gently in a saucepan to dissolve the sugar
  3. Transfer to a tupperware box. Place in the freezer.making strawberry ice
  4. Every hour or so, stir with fork to rough up any ice crystals. It should be ready after about 4-5 hours.making granita
  5. Make sure it is thoroughly ‘forked through’ and you should be able to dip into the container at a later date. If it has frozen solid, defrost in the fridge for half an hour or so before forking though and serving.

strawberry ice

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lucylox

Welcome. I'm a Cordon Bleu trained chef and mother with a passion for cooking vegetarian food. All recipes featured here are dairy, egg, and nut-free, thus 'accidentally' vegan, as my children are allergic to those. My aim is to recreate any dish, even what seems impossible, but free of the ingredients we can't have, and log my exploits here. Please browse what is now several hundred recipes. All the recipes posted (unless stated) are my own creations.

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