All I can say is, “It’s hot outside!” The mercury is rising and icy, strawberry granita is light and cold; just what I need to cool off on these hot summer days.
Earlier this month, I made a sparkling raspberry lemonade pressé with fresh lemons and raspberries. It was the perfect summer drink, and I loved that because it was homemade, I could sweeten it with stevia and choose organic berries, free of chemicals and pesticides. As the days grow more humid here, my kids have been eating more ice cream. The pressé gave me the idea to make a healthy frozen dessert for them instead with fresh berries! I decided on a strawberry granita, a dessert originally from Sicily, similar to snow cones and Italian ice. My version is made with organic strawberries and stevia for a refreshingly fun dessert without a drop of sugar….