Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Raspberry-Pomegranate Granita

Summer is right around the corner!
Summer means bringing out the patio furniture, setting up the big farm table and bistro chairs and stringing up the globe lights to give a soft glow to the backyard. Sounds like heaven doesn't it! Summer also brings dinners outside with light refreshing desserts and a glass of wine, I can't wait.

Raspberry-Pomegranate Granita

2 cups raspberry juice
1 cup pomeganate juice
1/4 cup chambord ( raspberry liquour)

Mix together raspberry juice, pomegranate juice and chambord. Pour into a shallow baking dish and place into the freezer. Scrape the liquid with a fork each hour until frozen and crystalized. ( It will look like shaved ice when you are finished) The entire process takes about three hours, scraping the mixture each hour.

Serves 4

Serve the granita with my favorite dessert wine. Chateau Peyruchet is a light and sweet dessert wine with undertones of vanilla and apricots. It is very reasonably priced at $18 a bottle.


Gera @ SweetsFoods said...

Although I'm entering in winter I love this type of refreshing desserts-always- excellent combination of flavors.
I didn’t tasted this specific wine but seems great :)


Chris said...

That makes me feel like I need to kick off my shoes and prop them up on the deck railing. Pass me the cheese and crackers, would ya?

Anonymous said...

The granita sound super refreshing! Pomegranate and raspberry flavor is great!

Selba said...

Love both raspberry and pomegranate! :)

Anonymous said...

I have a feeling you're a romantic at heart! all your pictures radiate love and intimate moments! that raspberry-pom granita...luscious!

Reeni♥ said...

I'm not looking forward to the heat of summer but if I had this beautiful and refreshing granita to keep me company it would be O.K.

Tangled Noodle said...

Now I really can't wait for summer to arrive! This sounds so refreshingly tart and tasty.

Kim said...

I'm gonna have to try that wine, it sounds right up my alley!

Sweta said...

Oooooooooo-my mouth is watering!!!I guess this is my lucky day-Ijust happened to stumble on your blog!!
You've got some awesome recipes and great pics(I would just eat the pics if I could)on your blog:)