Strawberry-mandarin granita

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Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
3 hr 15 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
0 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
This icy granita is easy to make but requires a few hours of freezing time, so plan ahead for this recipe. The wait will be worth it once you taste this fruity, fluffy dessert, perfect for sharing with family and friends on a warm summer day. Strawberries and orange segments provide sweetness without added sugar, and a garnish of mint adds a fresh touch.

Ingredients

strawberries

1 pound(s), hulled and coarsely chopped

orange zest

½ tsp, mandarin or tangerine variety, grated

mandarin orange(s)

3 medium, or tangerines, peeled, seeded and sectioned

sugar

cup(s)

fresh lemon juice

1 Tbsp

fresh mint leaves

6 sprig(s), (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine strawberries, orange zest, orange segments, sugar, and lemon juice in blender and puree. Pour into 8-inch square baking pan. Cover with foil and freeze until partially frozen, about 1 1/2 hours.
  2. With fork, scrape frozen outer edges toward center of dish. Cover and freeze until mixture is completely frozen, scraping with fork every 30 minutes, about 3 hours.
  3. Remove granita from freezer; let stand at room temperature 5 minutes. Scrape granita with fork until light and fluffy. Spoon evenly into 6 dessert dishes and garnish with mint sprigs, if desired. Granita can be frozen up to 1 week.

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