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Five-Ingredient Peach & Champagne Granita

Five-Ingredient Peach & Champagne Granita


Make use of the season's freshest ingredients

Photo courtesy of Blue Apron

Here’s the thing about granitas: you might recognize them as slushies or slurpees or shave ice. The nuances are small, but the most important thing to know about this granita is that it makes use of the freshest ingredients–in this case, delightfully ripe summer peaches. Oh yeah, and there's booze.

Recipe courtesy of Blue Apron

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 3/4 Cups sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon amaretto
  • 3 ripe peaches, halved and pitted
  • 1/2 of a 750ml bottle Champagne or other sparkling wine

Easy Peach Granita

Making frozen summer treats at home - we all love the idea of it, have all the ingredients, and then somehow it's either the lack of time, an ice cream maker, or Popsicle molds that break the deal. Enter this granita recipe - the frozen summer treat that will leave you with no excuses!

Granita is a super refreshing, slushy Italian ice dessert that requires no fancy equipment like an ice cream maker or molds. This dairy-free frozen treat comes in a variety of fruity, summery flavors such as melon, nectarine, berry, coffee or strawberry granita.

So what is the difference between sorbet and granita anyway? Well, it is all in the texture, really. Sorbet is really smooth and soft, whereas granita is crunchier, coarser, and flakier — a bit like eating shaved ice or snow. Fun fact - in Mexico granita is actually called 'nieve' which is 'snow' in Spanish. Calling a spade a spade, I like it!

For this granita recipe, I went with fresh peaches because they are in season now. Despite this being a frozen dessert, whenever possible you want to pick fresh, sweet fruit that is BURSTING with flavor. This way you can also keep this dessert low in sugar. Your taste buds will thank you and you can thank ME later.

Because the ingredients are so few, be sure to use the finest quality products to ensure the best-tasting result. That means ripe sweet peaches, REAl lemon juice instead of the bottled stuff, and nice honey. Yes, you can use sugar instead to keep this granita recipe vegan.

You can serve peach granita alone, or garnished with s dollop of cream, a wedge of peach, fresh mint and/or edible flowers. Why not serve it with some homemade lemon coconut cookies for an elegant and well-rounded final course?


Easy Peach Granita

Making frozen summer treats at home - we all love the idea of it, have all the ingredients, and then somehow it's either the lack of time, an ice cream maker, or Popsicle molds that break the deal. Enter this granita recipe - the frozen summer treat that will leave you with no excuses!

Granita is a super refreshing, slushy Italian ice dessert that requires no fancy equipment like an ice cream maker or molds. This dairy-free frozen treat comes in a variety of fruity, summery flavors such as melon, nectarine, berry, coffee or strawberry granita.

So what is the difference between sorbet and granita anyway? Well, it is all in the texture, really. Sorbet is really smooth and soft, whereas granita is crunchier, coarser, and flakier — a bit like eating shaved ice or snow. Fun fact - in Mexico granita is actually called 'nieve' which is 'snow' in Spanish. Calling a spade a spade, I like it!

For this granita recipe, I went with fresh peaches because they are in season now. Despite this being a frozen dessert, whenever possible you want to pick fresh, sweet fruit that is BURSTING with flavor. This way you can also keep this dessert low in sugar. Your taste buds will thank you and you can thank ME later.

Because the ingredients are so few, be sure to use the finest quality products to ensure the best-tasting result. That means ripe sweet peaches, REAl lemon juice instead of the bottled stuff, and nice honey. Yes, you can use sugar instead to keep this granita recipe vegan.

You can serve peach granita alone, or garnished with s dollop of cream, a wedge of peach, fresh mint and/or edible flowers. Why not serve it with some homemade lemon coconut cookies for an elegant and well-rounded final course?


Easy Peach Granita

Making frozen summer treats at home - we all love the idea of it, have all the ingredients, and then somehow it's either the lack of time, an ice cream maker, or Popsicle molds that break the deal. Enter this granita recipe - the frozen summer treat that will leave you with no excuses!

Granita is a super refreshing, slushy Italian ice dessert that requires no fancy equipment like an ice cream maker or molds. This dairy-free frozen treat comes in a variety of fruity, summery flavors such as melon, nectarine, berry, coffee or strawberry granita.

So what is the difference between sorbet and granita anyway? Well, it is all in the texture, really. Sorbet is really smooth and soft, whereas granita is crunchier, coarser, and flakier — a bit like eating shaved ice or snow. Fun fact - in Mexico granita is actually called 'nieve' which is 'snow' in Spanish. Calling a spade a spade, I like it!

For this granita recipe, I went with fresh peaches because they are in season now. Despite this being a frozen dessert, whenever possible you want to pick fresh, sweet fruit that is BURSTING with flavor. This way you can also keep this dessert low in sugar. Your taste buds will thank you and you can thank ME later.

Because the ingredients are so few, be sure to use the finest quality products to ensure the best-tasting result. That means ripe sweet peaches, REAl lemon juice instead of the bottled stuff, and nice honey. Yes, you can use sugar instead to keep this granita recipe vegan.

You can serve peach granita alone, or garnished with s dollop of cream, a wedge of peach, fresh mint and/or edible flowers. Why not serve it with some homemade lemon coconut cookies for an elegant and well-rounded final course?


Easy Peach Granita

Making frozen summer treats at home - we all love the idea of it, have all the ingredients, and then somehow it's either the lack of time, an ice cream maker, or Popsicle molds that break the deal. Enter this granita recipe - the frozen summer treat that will leave you with no excuses!

Granita is a super refreshing, slushy Italian ice dessert that requires no fancy equipment like an ice cream maker or molds. This dairy-free frozen treat comes in a variety of fruity, summery flavors such as melon, nectarine, berry, coffee or strawberry granita.

So what is the difference between sorbet and granita anyway? Well, it is all in the texture, really. Sorbet is really smooth and soft, whereas granita is crunchier, coarser, and flakier — a bit like eating shaved ice or snow. Fun fact - in Mexico granita is actually called 'nieve' which is 'snow' in Spanish. Calling a spade a spade, I like it!

For this granita recipe, I went with fresh peaches because they are in season now. Despite this being a frozen dessert, whenever possible you want to pick fresh, sweet fruit that is BURSTING with flavor. This way you can also keep this dessert low in sugar. Your taste buds will thank you and you can thank ME later.

Because the ingredients are so few, be sure to use the finest quality products to ensure the best-tasting result. That means ripe sweet peaches, REAl lemon juice instead of the bottled stuff, and nice honey. Yes, you can use sugar instead to keep this granita recipe vegan.

You can serve peach granita alone, or garnished with s dollop of cream, a wedge of peach, fresh mint and/or edible flowers. Why not serve it with some homemade lemon coconut cookies for an elegant and well-rounded final course?


Easy Peach Granita

Making frozen summer treats at home - we all love the idea of it, have all the ingredients, and then somehow it's either the lack of time, an ice cream maker, or Popsicle molds that break the deal. Enter this granita recipe - the frozen summer treat that will leave you with no excuses!

Granita is a super refreshing, slushy Italian ice dessert that requires no fancy equipment like an ice cream maker or molds. This dairy-free frozen treat comes in a variety of fruity, summery flavors such as melon, nectarine, berry, coffee or strawberry granita.

So what is the difference between sorbet and granita anyway? Well, it is all in the texture, really. Sorbet is really smooth and soft, whereas granita is crunchier, coarser, and flakier — a bit like eating shaved ice or snow. Fun fact - in Mexico granita is actually called 'nieve' which is 'snow' in Spanish. Calling a spade a spade, I like it!

For this granita recipe, I went with fresh peaches because they are in season now. Despite this being a frozen dessert, whenever possible you want to pick fresh, sweet fruit that is BURSTING with flavor. This way you can also keep this dessert low in sugar. Your taste buds will thank you and you can thank ME later.

Because the ingredients are so few, be sure to use the finest quality products to ensure the best-tasting result. That means ripe sweet peaches, REAl lemon juice instead of the bottled stuff, and nice honey. Yes, you can use sugar instead to keep this granita recipe vegan.

You can serve peach granita alone, or garnished with s dollop of cream, a wedge of peach, fresh mint and/or edible flowers. Why not serve it with some homemade lemon coconut cookies for an elegant and well-rounded final course?


Easy Peach Granita

Making frozen summer treats at home - we all love the idea of it, have all the ingredients, and then somehow it's either the lack of time, an ice cream maker, or Popsicle molds that break the deal. Enter this granita recipe - the frozen summer treat that will leave you with no excuses!

Granita is a super refreshing, slushy Italian ice dessert that requires no fancy equipment like an ice cream maker or molds. This dairy-free frozen treat comes in a variety of fruity, summery flavors such as melon, nectarine, berry, coffee or strawberry granita.

So what is the difference between sorbet and granita anyway? Well, it is all in the texture, really. Sorbet is really smooth and soft, whereas granita is crunchier, coarser, and flakier — a bit like eating shaved ice or snow. Fun fact - in Mexico granita is actually called 'nieve' which is 'snow' in Spanish. Calling a spade a spade, I like it!

For this granita recipe, I went with fresh peaches because they are in season now. Despite this being a frozen dessert, whenever possible you want to pick fresh, sweet fruit that is BURSTING with flavor. This way you can also keep this dessert low in sugar. Your taste buds will thank you and you can thank ME later.

Because the ingredients are so few, be sure to use the finest quality products to ensure the best-tasting result. That means ripe sweet peaches, REAl lemon juice instead of the bottled stuff, and nice honey. Yes, you can use sugar instead to keep this granita recipe vegan.

You can serve peach granita alone, or garnished with s dollop of cream, a wedge of peach, fresh mint and/or edible flowers. Why not serve it with some homemade lemon coconut cookies for an elegant and well-rounded final course?


Easy Peach Granita

Making frozen summer treats at home - we all love the idea of it, have all the ingredients, and then somehow it's either the lack of time, an ice cream maker, or Popsicle molds that break the deal. Enter this granita recipe - the frozen summer treat that will leave you with no excuses!

Granita is a super refreshing, slushy Italian ice dessert that requires no fancy equipment like an ice cream maker or molds. This dairy-free frozen treat comes in a variety of fruity, summery flavors such as melon, nectarine, berry, coffee or strawberry granita.

So what is the difference between sorbet and granita anyway? Well, it is all in the texture, really. Sorbet is really smooth and soft, whereas granita is crunchier, coarser, and flakier — a bit like eating shaved ice or snow. Fun fact - in Mexico granita is actually called 'nieve' which is 'snow' in Spanish. Calling a spade a spade, I like it!

For this granita recipe, I went with fresh peaches because they are in season now. Despite this being a frozen dessert, whenever possible you want to pick fresh, sweet fruit that is BURSTING with flavor. This way you can also keep this dessert low in sugar. Your taste buds will thank you and you can thank ME later.

Because the ingredients are so few, be sure to use the finest quality products to ensure the best-tasting result. That means ripe sweet peaches, REAl lemon juice instead of the bottled stuff, and nice honey. Yes, you can use sugar instead to keep this granita recipe vegan.

You can serve peach granita alone, or garnished with s dollop of cream, a wedge of peach, fresh mint and/or edible flowers. Why not serve it with some homemade lemon coconut cookies for an elegant and well-rounded final course?


Easy Peach Granita

Making frozen summer treats at home - we all love the idea of it, have all the ingredients, and then somehow it's either the lack of time, an ice cream maker, or Popsicle molds that break the deal. Enter this granita recipe - the frozen summer treat that will leave you with no excuses!

Granita is a super refreshing, slushy Italian ice dessert that requires no fancy equipment like an ice cream maker or molds. This dairy-free frozen treat comes in a variety of fruity, summery flavors such as melon, nectarine, berry, coffee or strawberry granita.

So what is the difference between sorbet and granita anyway? Well, it is all in the texture, really. Sorbet is really smooth and soft, whereas granita is crunchier, coarser, and flakier — a bit like eating shaved ice or snow. Fun fact - in Mexico granita is actually called 'nieve' which is 'snow' in Spanish. Calling a spade a spade, I like it!

For this granita recipe, I went with fresh peaches because they are in season now. Despite this being a frozen dessert, whenever possible you want to pick fresh, sweet fruit that is BURSTING with flavor. This way you can also keep this dessert low in sugar. Your taste buds will thank you and you can thank ME later.

Because the ingredients are so few, be sure to use the finest quality products to ensure the best-tasting result. That means ripe sweet peaches, REAl lemon juice instead of the bottled stuff, and nice honey. Yes, you can use sugar instead to keep this granita recipe vegan.

You can serve peach granita alone, or garnished with s dollop of cream, a wedge of peach, fresh mint and/or edible flowers. Why not serve it with some homemade lemon coconut cookies for an elegant and well-rounded final course?


Easy Peach Granita

Making frozen summer treats at home - we all love the idea of it, have all the ingredients, and then somehow it's either the lack of time, an ice cream maker, or Popsicle molds that break the deal. Enter this granita recipe - the frozen summer treat that will leave you with no excuses!

Granita is a super refreshing, slushy Italian ice dessert that requires no fancy equipment like an ice cream maker or molds. This dairy-free frozen treat comes in a variety of fruity, summery flavors such as melon, nectarine, berry, coffee or strawberry granita.

So what is the difference between sorbet and granita anyway? Well, it is all in the texture, really. Sorbet is really smooth and soft, whereas granita is crunchier, coarser, and flakier — a bit like eating shaved ice or snow. Fun fact - in Mexico granita is actually called 'nieve' which is 'snow' in Spanish. Calling a spade a spade, I like it!

For this granita recipe, I went with fresh peaches because they are in season now. Despite this being a frozen dessert, whenever possible you want to pick fresh, sweet fruit that is BURSTING with flavor. This way you can also keep this dessert low in sugar. Your taste buds will thank you and you can thank ME later.

Because the ingredients are so few, be sure to use the finest quality products to ensure the best-tasting result. That means ripe sweet peaches, REAl lemon juice instead of the bottled stuff, and nice honey. Yes, you can use sugar instead to keep this granita recipe vegan.

You can serve peach granita alone, or garnished with s dollop of cream, a wedge of peach, fresh mint and/or edible flowers. Why not serve it with some homemade lemon coconut cookies for an elegant and well-rounded final course?


Easy Peach Granita

Making frozen summer treats at home - we all love the idea of it, have all the ingredients, and then somehow it's either the lack of time, an ice cream maker, or Popsicle molds that break the deal. Enter this granita recipe - the frozen summer treat that will leave you with no excuses!

Granita is a super refreshing, slushy Italian ice dessert that requires no fancy equipment like an ice cream maker or molds. This dairy-free frozen treat comes in a variety of fruity, summery flavors such as melon, nectarine, berry, coffee or strawberry granita.

So what is the difference between sorbet and granita anyway? Well, it is all in the texture, really. Sorbet is really smooth and soft, whereas granita is crunchier, coarser, and flakier — a bit like eating shaved ice or snow. Fun fact - in Mexico granita is actually called 'nieve' which is 'snow' in Spanish. Calling a spade a spade, I like it!

For this granita recipe, I went with fresh peaches because they are in season now. Despite this being a frozen dessert, whenever possible you want to pick fresh, sweet fruit that is BURSTING with flavor. This way you can also keep this dessert low in sugar. Your taste buds will thank you and you can thank ME later.

Because the ingredients are so few, be sure to use the finest quality products to ensure the best-tasting result. That means ripe sweet peaches, REAl lemon juice instead of the bottled stuff, and nice honey. Yes, you can use sugar instead to keep this granita recipe vegan.

You can serve peach granita alone, or garnished with s dollop of cream, a wedge of peach, fresh mint and/or edible flowers. Why not serve it with some homemade lemon coconut cookies for an elegant and well-rounded final course?


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