Want to make a dessert for guests that feels suitable for kings and queens but in reality only has a handful ingredients – most of which you likely have on hand? Enter this granita with sparkling wine recipe. Serving in fancy coupe glasses is a non-negotiable here. It’s also a very easy dessert to prep ahead and serve to a group in a flash. It also lasts in your freezer for a few weeks if you want it all to yourself.
Strawberry Granita with Sparkling Wine
- 2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries (or any fruit that may be starting to go bad in your fridge including but not limited to: pineapple, raspberry, lemon, watermelon, etc.)
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 pinch salt
- Sparkling wine
- Put berries, sugar, water, lemon juice, and salt in a blender and pulse until semi-smooth (but not a smoothie consistency.)
- Pour into a large baking dish, making sure the mixture isn't too deep in the dish (~1/2 inch deep or less.)
- Keep it uncovered and break up frozen mixture in the dish every 30 minutes for about 2 hours. The sides usually freeze first, so make sure to scrape the crystals off the side to incorporate with the rest of the mixture. Once done, the granita should be light and fluffy.
- Put granita into fancy coupe glasses (or a small serving bowl if you're lame) and top with however much sparkling you feel is adequate (which for me is enough for the granita to float in the wine.)