It’s gettin’ hot in here, so make this cool and refreshing dessert thriller! I love a good granita, and this strawberry champagne granita takes it up a notch with the delicious bubbles of sparkling wine!
Summer is HERE. What’s that, you say that’s been true for a while? Details, details. I’ve been holding out on you all since I developed and photographed this delightful and refreshing granita a few weeks ago, but then, you know, life happened. But I’m making good on it now, right in the thick of this heat wave we have going on. You’re welcome.
Granita is a delightfully easy dessert to make. Just check out my blood orange granita that’s perfect in winter when blood oranges are in season. This one is extra special because of the bubbles. I like to use prosecco since true champagne is often quite expensive, but any dry sparkling wine will do.
If you can find some strawberries at the farmer’s market, definitely use those! They have a more concentrated and rich flavor that will take this dish over the top.
So, cool off this weekend by whipping up a batch of this bubbly granita and make this one a regular part of your summer dessert repertoire!Print
A cooling, refreshing and bubbly dessert, this strawberry champagne granita is a delightful crowd pleaser with little effort!
- 1 ½ pounds strawberries, cored and quartered
- 1 bottle brut sparkling wine (I like prosecco)
- 1/3 cup water
- ½ cup honey
- Juice of 1 small lemon
- Add half of the strawberries, the water and honey to a small sauce pan set over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and cook until the strawberries soften, and the liquid thickens, about 5 minutes
- Add the cooked and remaining fresh strawberries to the bowl of a good processor and blend to a puree
- Strain the puree into a large bowl and pour in the sparkling wine. Stir gently to combine and let any foam subside
- Pour the liquid into a 9×13 baking dish and place on a flat surface in the freezer. Ever 2 hours, remove the dish from the freezer and scrape the mixture thoroughly with a fork, breaking up large ice crystals
- After about 8 hours or 4 scrapings, the granita should consist of perfectly fluffy crystals and is ready to serve!
Keywords: prosecco, granita, strawberry, champagne, dessert