I adapted this recipe from Gourmet Magazine, February 2002. This refreshing pink grapefruit granita is an ice with a hint of spice.
Photo also from Gourmet Magazine. Photo also from Gourmet Magazine.
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Grapefruit Star Anise Granita
Yields: 6 servings
Prep time: 15 min
1/3 cup water
1/2 cup granulated
2 whole star anise
1/2 cups fresh red or pink grapefruit juice
In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, bring water, sugar, and star anise to boil until sugar is dissolved. Remove and discard star anise and
let the syrup cool. Once cool, stir the syrup into the grapefruit juice.
Pour grapefruit mixture into a 13x9-inch baking dish. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and freeze approximately 45 minutes
or until icy at edge of pan.
After 45 minutes, whisk to
distribute frozen portions evenly. Cover and freeze again until icy at edge
of pan and overall texture is slushy (be sure to scrape the ice crystals off
the sides and into the middle of the pan) about 45 minutes.
After 45 minutes, again whisk to distribute
frozen portions evenly. Cover and return to freezer and freeze about 3 hours
or overnight until frozen solid.
When ready to serve the granita, remove from freezer.
Using a fork, scrape granita down length of pan, forming icy flakes. Return
to freezer for at least 1 hour. Can be made 1 day ahead. When served, the granita should look like a fluffy pile of dry red crystals.
To serve, scoop flaked granita into tall goblets or parfait glasses.
Serve immediately with iced tea spoons.
Makes 6 servings.
Star Anise Granita - Nutritional Information
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substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. You should
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Recipe makes 6
Each Serving Totals - 0 Fat Grams,
104.1 calories, 1.3 WW Points