Mixed Berry Granita

This cool and refreshing treat gets its vibrant color from fresh berries: strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries.
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Mixed Berry Granita
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Mixed Berry Granita

This cool and refreshing treat gets its vibrant color from fresh berries: strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries.

4
Servings
309
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • ½ Cup water
  • ¼ Cup sugar
  • 3 Cups strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 1 Cup raspberries
  • ½ Cup blueberries

Directions

Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan and heat over medium heat. As soon as the sugar dissolves, turn the heat off and allow the syrup to cool to room temperature.

When the syrup cools to room temperature, put it in a food processor along with the berries and purée until completely smooth. Add extra water, if needed.

Then, pour the mixture into a wide, shallow, freezer-safe dish. Put the dish in the freezer. After 45 minutes, take the dish out of the freezer and stir it with a fork. Return the dish to the freezer.

After 30 minutes, take the dish out of the freezer and stir with the fork again before returning the dish to the freezer.

Continue freezing the granita, stirring it with a fork every 30 minutes, until completely frozen, about 3 to 4 hours total.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Sugar
13g
14%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
56g
43%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
45µg
6%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Calcium, Ca
50mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
5µg
1%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
12mg
4%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
21mg
3%
Sodium, Na
99mg
7%
Water
129g
5%

Berry 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.

Berry 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.