Peach Granita

Peach Granita
Staff Writer
Peach Granita
Courtesy of WGBH

Granita can be made of any deliciously ripe fruit; here, the combination of aromatic peaches and prosecco make for a festive delight.

4
Servings
266
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup prosecco
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 6 sprigs of mint
  • Pinch of salt
  • 5 ripe, medium peaches (about 2 pounds), chopped

Directions

In a small saucepan, combine the prosecco, sugar, juice of 1 lemon, mint, and salt. Bring to a simmer and cook just to melt the sugar, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool.

When the prosecco syrup has cooled, put it in a blender with the peaches and remaining lemon juice. Purée until smooth.

Pour into a wide, shallow metal pan so the mixture comes about 1 inch up the sides. Put in the freezer.

Once ice crystals begin to form around the sides of the pan, about 1 hour, scrape the granita with a fork to incorporate the crystals back into the slush. Keep freezing and scraping every ½-1 hour until the granita is completely frozen in light, fluffy crystals.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
20%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
33g
25%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Folate, total
21µg
5%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
4mg
1%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
20mg
3%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
36mg
2%

Peach Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Peach Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.