Simple Summer Granitas

We had an 85 degree day here in Washington today. Eighty-five degrees!

Guys, I am not a fan of the heat. My idea of a nice summer day is 75 degrees and partly cloudy, with some morning showers if I’m lucky.

With the temperatures starting to rise I wanted a simple treat I could share with the girls on days like these. I remembered seeing an article for making granitas in a cooking magazine at some point, so I ran to the grocery store early this morning to grab the ingredients to whip up my own.

Honey Simple Syrup

This recipe calls for a simple syrup. I decided to go with honey instead of white sugar because honey just screams summer to me.

To make your simple syrup and 1 part honey and 1 part water to a small sauce pan. Bring the pan to a simmer and let cook until honey (or sugar) is completely dissolved. Cool to room temperature before using or storing.

Simple Summer Granitias

So, next you’ll want to know how to make these simple summer granitas. The good news is that as the name suggests, they are really simple to make.

1. Add all ingredients into a food processor. Blend until smooth.

2. Pour into a 9 by 13-inch baking sheet and place in the freezer. Rake with a fork every 30 minutes for four hours, or until the mixture develops a slushy consistency.

3. Serve or storage in a container up to three weeks.

What I love about these is that they can really be made with any fruit combination of your choosing. Here are a couple we decided to try:

Honeydew Granita

2 cups honeydew melon, chopped
Juice of 1 lime
1 cup simple syrup
Mint for garnish

Simple Summer Granitas: Strawberry Mango Grantias with mint and honey simple syrup | PNW Pixie Simple Summer Granitas: Honeydew Grantias with mint and honey simple syrup | PNW Pixie

Strawberry and Mango Granita

1 cup strawberries, chopped
1 cup mango, chopped
Juice of 1 lime
1 cup simple syrup
Mint for garnish

Simple Summer Granitas: Strawberry Mango Grantias with mint and honey simple syrup | PNW Pixie Simple Summer Granitas: Strawberry Mango Grantias with mint and honey simple syrup | PNW Pixie

 

These turned out so good and I can’t wait to make more. Cranberry and orange? Blueberry and mint? What flavor combinations are you itching to try out?

 

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