Strawberry Rosé Wine Granita Recipe

A frosty and bright strawberry granita with a hint of honey and crisp rosé wine.

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Ah strawberries, it’s good to see you again.

It’s that time of year again, when strawberries are appearing. Ripe, local strawberries, the kind that are sweet to the core and unlike the more mediocre varieties available most other times of the year.

When it comes to strawberries, if you are lucky enough to stumble on good ones, don’t hesitate to snatch up as many as you can, good berries are hard to come by.

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And if you ever find yourself with a few too many said strawberries on hand, this granita puts the less-than perfect ones to good use.

Frosty and light, each spoonful is bright and refreshing, capturing the sweetness of the berries balanced with a hint of honey and crisp wine.

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Speaking of wine, the recipe calls for rosé, and its quaffable nature is exactly what we are after here. A crisp but fruit forward bottle is the perfect complement to the strawberries. You don’t need to pick an expensive bottle, but please choose one you’d enjoy drinking as its flavor shines through.

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This strawberry rosé granita straddles the fence and is equally at ease as a palate cleanser, dessert or frozen cocktail. Serve it in between courses to refresh and clean the palate, at the end of a large meal as a light dessert, or even instead of a glass of wine on a warm day.

Pretty and pink, it’s just a slice, stir and blend away, although do plan ahead as the freezing takes the longest. The strawberries are briefly soaked in a mixture of honey, framboise and lime juice and then blitzed in the blender. Then the mixture is left to set in the freezer and scraped every so often to create a light icy texture.

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Spring makes it easy to eat well doesn’t it?

Strawberry Rosé Wine Granita Recipe

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours

Serving Size: Serves 6

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Strawberries are briefly soaked in a mixture of honey, framboise and lime juice and then blitzed in the blender. The mixture is left to set in the freezer and scraped every so often to create a light icy texture.

Ingredients

  • 8oz/227g fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced in two
  • 3 Tablespoons/60g good quality honey
  • 2 Tablespoons/30ml framboise (raspberry liqueur) you can also use Chambord or any other berry flavored liqueur (optional but recommended)
  • 1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lime or lemon juice
  • ½ cup/ 120ml filtered water
  • 1 cup/ 240ml good quality rosé wine

Instructions

  1. Combine the sliced strawberries with the honey, raspberry liqueur, lime/lemon juice. Cover and set aside for 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Add the water and wine and purée in a high speed blender or food processor (or alternatively pass the mixture through a food mill fitted with a fine disk and then mix in the water and wine).
  3. Press the purée through a fine mesh strainer to remove the seeds if using a blender or processor if desired for a smoother consistency (if you have a high speed blender this step isn’t necessary).
  4. Pour mixture into a freezer safe 13- x 9-inch baking dish, cover and place in the freezer. Once ice crystals start to form scrape the mixture with the tines of a fork every 30 minutes as the mixture freezes, until granita is fully frozen but scoopable consistency (about 3 hours).
  5. Remove from freezer and stir with a fork to break it up and scoop into individual serving dishes or glasses.

Notes

Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Vegetarian, for Vegan replace honey with maple syrup or alternative sweetener of choice, Paleo friendly

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  1. says

    I just got up to close the office door because it’s getting dark and cool in here. Then I opened your post and I want it to be spring with strawberries everywhere. Your granita makes my tongue tingle with excitement!

  2. says

    This looks so refreshing (although I wish the So. Cal weather would warm up!). I have sweet strawberries, and I just picked up a bottle of Rosé, so I guess I am good to go :-)

  3. says

    Yes, so nice to see strawberries again! The ones I’ve tasted so far are good, but not yet berry nirvana. I love granita, and strawberries make a great one – especially love that you use framboise.

  4. says

    Simply gorgeous beautiful strawberries! I would love one of these right now. The weather is just beginning to warm up here and I’m so excited about making spring/summer recipes, like this one.

  5. says

    Oh, how I adore strawberry season–actually, berry season as a whole. Your granite recipe is special, Sylvie! Love that you use raspberry liqueur in addition to the lime juice and rosé wine. Raspberries and citrus always enhance strawberries! This is one granite recipe I will definitely be trying this spring/summer. Gorgeous photography as always, my friend! xo

  6. says

    I’ve had a raspberry rosé sorbet before that blew my mind so I can imagine that this granita is incredible. Going to have to pick up a bottle of rosé soon! Now, if only the weather would cooperate so I could enjoy it outside!

  7. says

    The weather is just starting to peek into warmer temperatures and this granita sounds like the perfect way to cool off. Stunning

  8. says

    Today it was over 80F, and all day I was craving for some frozen treat. I just put ice cream bowl in the freezer so I couldn’t make ice cream in time. I didn’t think of the granita option!!! Wow, this sounds so refreshing and beautiful at the same time…