~Lychee,Coconut & Pomegranate Granita~

by Sara Hafiz on March 22, 2010

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Happy Spring! I guess I had a case of spring fever when I was thinking of cool & refreshing granita. Granita is a semi-frozen dessert which includes a fresh fruit or fruit juice, sugar & water. Granita was originated in Sicily, Italy and has a coarser texture than regular italian ice or a sorbet. I was in a tropical kind of a mood and I love lychees. So I wanted to combine some of my favorite ingredients in with the lychees like coconut milk and Pom pomegranate juice. If you are able to find all of the 3 ingredients fresh, that would be better. But I think the canned lychees, coconut milk & pomegranate juice worked perfectly for this granita recipe.
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I used a blender to mix all of the ingredients together. I did not add any sugar or water to this recipe since the lychees and the syrup were quite sweet. I felt if I added the sugar, it might give the granita a crystallized taste. I warmed the coconut milk for about 10 seconds in the microwave just so it will blend better. Please note to pour the coconut milk into a microwave safe container first.
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  • INGREDIENTS:
  • Two 8 oz cans of Lychees
  • Juice from only one of the Lychee cans
  • One 8 oz can of Coconut Milk
  • 1 cup of Pom pomegranate juice
  • fresh lime juice from one lime
  • 1 tsp lime rind
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  • METHOD:
  • Combine all of the ingredients into a blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into a 6 in x 10 in freezer safe dish.
  • Place the dish into the freezer.
  • I checked the dish every 30 minutes and scraped the mixture lengthwise with a fork.
  • Repeat the same method for about 4 more times.
  • Serve with lychees and a sprig of mint.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Bridgett March 25, 2010 at 3:35 am

Wow! The flavor must have been amazing with the POM and lychee. You are so creative and come up with the best ideas. Beautiful!

suezumout March 25, 2010 at 9:00 am

Your granita is such a beautiful color! I bet it tastes wonderful too.

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