Celebrate the taste of Sicily with original ice cream inspiration. Treat yourself to the refreshing and delicious taste of our Granita di fragole. This icy treat is made from juicy strawberries and offers the perfect balance of sweetness and spice.
Every bite of this traditional Italian dessert transports you to the sun-drenched vineyards and lively streets of Sicily. Enjoy the bright shade of red and savor the natural goodness of hand-picked strawberries, carefully and perfectly blended.
Experience the essence of summer with every spoonful as the Granita di fragole pampers your taste buds and offers a cool escape from the oppressive heat. Whether as a lunch treat or as a romantic treat after dinner, this granita promises the authentic taste of Sicilian summer and will leave you wanting more.
- 500g peeled strawberries
- 300 ml water
- 100g powdered sugar
- Place the peeled strawberries in a small pot of water.
- Cover and simmer for 20 minutes until strawberries are soft.
- Strain the juice from the fruit (discard the berries).
- Measure out the collected juice – you should have 350 ml/12 fl oz.
- If necessary, top up with water.
- Add the juice back to the pan.
- Add the powdered sugar and heat until dissolved.
- Let it cool down.
- Freeze the mixture.
- Whisk like you would for the coffee granita.
Equipment and tools
- Blender or food processor
- Big pot
- wooden spoon
- Fine mesh sieve
- Sharp knife
- cutting board
- measuring cup
- measuring spoon
- Granita molds or shallow bowl
- Fork or spoon for scraping
This recipe for Granita di fragole may contain the following allergens:
- None – this recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free and nut-free.
Storage and leftovers
If you have leftover granita di fragole, you can store it in an airtight container in the freezer for up to a week. Please note, however, that the consistency and taste may change slightly when thawing. To re-serve, simply scrape the granita with a fork or spoon to loosen the ice crystals and serve in chilled glasses or bowls.
Health benefits of Granita di Fragole
Health benefits of Granita di Fragole
Granita di fragole or strawberry granita is a delicious Italian dessert that not only satisfies your sweet tooth but also offers several health benefits. Made with simple ingredients like hulled strawberries, water and powdered sugar, this refreshing, ice-cold treat can be a guilt-free treat.
1. Rich in antioxidants
Peeled strawberries, the main ingredient in Granita di Fragole, are a nutritional powerhouse full of antioxidants. These antioxidants help protect the body from oxidative stress and reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and certain cancers.
2. Excellent source of vitamin C
Strawberries are known for their high vitamin C content and with Granita di Fragole you can enjoy this fruit in a fun and refreshing way. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that supports a healthy immune system, supports collagen production, and acts as an antioxidant to protect cells from damage.
3. Moisturizing properties
With its water-based nature, Granita di Fragole can meet your hydration needs. Adequate hydration is crucial for optimal body function, and enjoying this icy treat can be a tasty way to replenish fluids, especially on hot summer days.
4. Low calorie
Granita di fragole can be a great alternative to high-calorie ice cream or other sugary desserts. By using natural ingredients and controlling added sugar levels, this fruity granita offers a lower calorie option for anyone watching their weight or looking to make healthier choices without sacrificing taste.
5. Source of fiber
Strawberries are rich in fiber, which plays a crucial role in digestive health. Including Granita di Fragole in your diet can contribute to your daily fiber intake, promote regular bowel movements, and support a healthy gut.
Enjoy the delicious taste of Granita di Fragole while reaping these incredible health benefits.