Sweet Pineapple Granita

Posted by Vanessa in Cooking, June 25, 2010

A sweet, icy treat might be one relaxing way to cool down during this hot summer.  I would say it’d be a great way to end the day, and in fact it might be, but with these temperatures, it might just be the best way to start the day too.

Do I hear an “Amen” out there somewhere?

Anywhere?

Or do you all live where it’s cold?  Are all my readers Canadian?  I’ve been wondering…

Anyways…

This sweet pineapple granita is simple to make and will be waiting for you in the freezer whenever you need a cool down, or a sweet fix, or both.  After the first day though, I’d make sure to let it sit out on the counter for about 10-15 minutes or so before trying to scoop it out.  A little softening does a granita good.

The recipe is flexible too.  Substitute whatever fruit juice you’d like for the pineapple if something else sounds better.  Grape, orange, grapefruit, really just about anything would work.  The fruit nectar juices might be especially spectacular too.

So stay cool, my friends.  And goodbye in Canadian (however they say their farewells).

Maybe I need to learn.

Pineapple Granita

recipe adapted from Pioneer Woman
Details
  • Prep Time: 240 minutes.
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes.
  • Ready in 4 Hours, 10 Minutes.
  • Makes: 8 Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups cold water
Directions
  • Combine pineapple juice with sugar in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 8 to 9 minutes, or until mixture is slightly syrupy.
  • Turn off heat and pour in cold water, then pour into a freezer-safe container with a lid. Put container in the freezer. Wait two hours, then remove container from freezer and stir gently, being careful to loosen any of the mixture that has stuck to the sides. Put lid back on, then return container to the freezer. Repeat an hour later, then another hour later. When you are finished, the mixture should be totally frozen and broken up. Keep sealed tightly in the freezer until ready to serve.

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