Cherry lemon granita

As if there weren’t enough reasons to love summer already (flip flops, heat waves, swimming pools, tank tops, tans…need I go on?) sinfully sweet, juicy (and cheap!) fruit comes along right in the height of it. Fruit that tastes so close to perfection it can easily pass as dessert all by itself.

Doctor it up a bit, freeze it and scoop it into a bowl and you have the most refreshing way to cool down after a long hot day outside (or in front of your computer if you’re one of the unlucky ones working this week).

Adding vodka might be necessary in that case.

Live it up, it’s Friday.

5.0 from 2 reviews
Cherry Lemon Granita
 
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A refreshing cherry ice with lemon.
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Recipe type: dessert, granita
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 cups cherries, pitted (frozen is ok too)
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon agave
  • 2-4 tablespoons vodka (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place cherries in a food processor and pulse until almost puréed. A few chunks is ok.
  2. In a small bowl combine lemon, agave and vodka if using with a whisk.
  3. Add cherries to bowl and stir together.
  4. Pour mixture into a shallow metal dish or pan.
  5. Freeze for 1.5 hours scraping with a fork every 15-20 minutes.

 

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  1. 3

    Ashley - baker by nature says

    Oh my geeze… This looks so good. I say yes!! And definitely adding the vodka!

  2. 5

    says

    haha LOVE IT! although I think if you’re one of the unlucky ones who are working right now vodka may just have to wait.

  3. 17

    says

    Love cherries! But they’re still not cheap here. Like $3.99 a pound so for a normal sized bag, a little over 2 lbs, it’s like…$10 bucks. And we can take that down in a day. So….I haven’t been buying cherries but I want to! Such pretty pics, too!

  4. 20

    says

    Oooo that color is gorgeous! Cherries aren’t cheap here unfortunately so I could probably mix fresh with frozen, right?

    • 21

      Running to the Kitchen says

      They just started getting cheap here but yes, frozen is fine! I actually used half frozen, half fresh for this b/c I didn’t want to give up all my fresh ones! haha

    • 27

      Running to the Kitchen says

      Ok, so after confirming the truth of this ludicrous (I just spelled that like that rapper rather than the word btw) comment and digesting it for a few hours, now I want to know why?! Were you scared of them? Never thought to buy or try them? Have a previous allergy? I need to know…

    • 31

      Running to the Kitchen says

      you probably could although the consistency would most likely be creamier rather than icy like a granita normally is. Haven’t tried it though.

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