White Grapes and Champagne Granita

White Grapes and Champagne Granita | www.diethood.com | A refreshing dessert with pureed grapes, champagne, lemon juice, and sugar | #recipe #dessert #granita

Cheers!

It’s been some time since we’ve had a drink together. This is not a drink, but still. There’s a drink in it.

Since it’s the weekend of the Oscars, I thought this was a great time to share a recipe for one of my favorite, refreshing boozy desserts – White Grape and Champagne Granita. It reminds me of something Hollywood-ish. It’s the Champ in it that gives me the glamorous vibe.

Besides, I realized that I haven’t been the most reasonable this past week – tempting you with Carrot Cake Doughnuts and Coconut Milk Bars. To make up for it, I really should serve you something on the lighter side. Don’t worry, it’s still delish. You won’t even know that all you are eating is flavored ice.

I should mention this: Grapes in February = 6 bucks a pound!? Whaaaat? Bunch of crazies.

White Grapes and Champagne Granita | www.diethood.com | A refreshing dessert with pureed grapes, champagne, lemon juice, and sugar | #recipe #dessert #granita

Back to the Oscars.

Are those actor-people real? They look too polished. And thin. Have you ever met a well-known actor?

I saw George Clooney once. He was up to my hip. Ok, he was a bit taller than that, but still. I expected a bigger man. Good looking face – I’ll give him that.

I am not a movie watcher. I don’t even know what/who is up for an Oscar, but I will watch it because I’m nosy. Also, I need something to talk about with whomever I run into on Monday. And because I want a reason to eat this entire dessert. Maybe I’ll even put on a long gown and light up a cigarette. ;)

White Grapes and Champagne Granita | www.diethood.com | A refreshing dessert with pureed grapes, champagne, lemon juice, and sugar | #recipe #dessert #granita

Grab a bottle of good Champ and we can get drunk together.

ENJOY!

White Grape and Champagne Granita
 
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A refreshing dessert with pureed grapes, champagne, lemon juice, and sugar.
Serves: Serves 4 to 6
Ingredients
  • 3 cups green seedless grapes (without stems)
  • ½ cup Champagne
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • green seedless grapes for garnish
Instructions
  1. Puree grapes in food processor or blender.
  2. Strain grape puree through a fine-mesh sieve set over a 13x9-inch baking dish, pressing solids with the back of a large spoon. Discard peel.
  3. Add champagne, sugar, and lemon juice, and slowly stir until sugar dissolves.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for 3 to 4 hours, or until frozen, stirring every hour.
  5. Remove and scrape with a fork until fluffy.
  6. Scoop into serving bowls and garnish with grapes.
  7. Serve.

Comments

  1. says

    Tom Cruise always comes to mind….he was bigger than life and then when I saw that he was only 5′ 7″… he became more human to me. He’s still a cutie. :) Love this frozen cocktail for the Oscars!! It will make those long speeches almost bearable. :) Have a great weekend. ~ Ramona :)

  2. Nancy R says

    Kate these pictures look fantastic! You are so good with the camera.
    Oh…..this grape/champ granita is making me salivate. This will go down extremely well with the summer heat we are experiencing Down Under. Good thing I have heaps of grapes at home right now. Gotta make this! :-)
    By the way……I too feel like I need to dress like “Old Hollywood” while indulging in this cool delight……….mind if I join you! :-)

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