This easy granita recipe is a refreshing summer dessert perfect for hot afternoons! White grapes and champagne make a delicious and boozy flavor combination.
A REFRESHING SUMMER DESSERT RECIPE
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.
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. 😉
Grab a bottle of good Champ and we can get drunk together.
White Grape and Champagne Granita
- 3 cups green seedless grapes (without stems)
- 1/2 cup Champagne
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- green seedless grapes for garnish
- Puree grapes in food processor or blender.
- 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.
- Add champagne, sugar, and lemon juice, and slowly stir until sugar dissolves.
- Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for 3 to 4 hours, or until frozen, stirring every hour.
- Remove and scrape with a fork until fluffy.
- Scoop into serving bowls and garnish with grapes.
Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.