Summer time is for: porch swings, cook outs, vacations, sunburned shoulders, fire flies, watermelon…
I could go on…
But summer time is definitely for cold sugary treats. Oh yes. And I just love this grape flavored granita. It's light and sweet and doesn't make me feel like I must wake up and jog in the morning.
Hey I might jog in the mornings. You don't know.
You can use any kind of fruit juice or fresh pureed fruit. I made grape. I love grape juice. And I like the cute purple shade these ended up having. Make some. You won't be sorry.
Grape Granita adapted from Tasty Kitchen
In a sauce pan whisk together 2 cups grape juice, 1/2 cup sugar and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and allow it to simmer for 8-9 minutes until syrupy. Remove from heat and stir in 2 1/3 cup cold water. Allow to to cool completely and then transfer mixture to a freezer safe container with lid (I needed two containers). Cover and place in the freezer. Wait two hours and then gently stir the slushy contents, especially the sides. Cover and return to the freezer for another hour. Repeat the process. Wait another hour, do it again.
Lot's of waiting. I know. But oh-so-worth it!
This is my new best friend: chocolate ice cream. We hung out. I took his picture. And then, I ate him.
I know. I'm a MONSTER.
Soon I am going to be guest blogging on my sister's blog's and sharing a little tutorial on how to make this chocolate ice cream (and others) at home. Without a ice cream maker.