Strawberry-Mandarin Granita

3
Total Time
3 hr 15 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
0 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy

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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