Blueberry Granita
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4
Granita is a popular crushed ice dessert found all over Italy -- and now it is a favorite along the Iditarod Trail. Just take a nature-inspired flavor (we are using blueberry, apple, orange, and lemon juice), add in enough sugar to preferred sweetness, and freeze quickly.
  • Place a 13-inch by 9-inch shallow pan into the freezer to chill.
  • 3 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cup sugar or other sweetener
  • 4 pints pureed blueberries
  1. Combine the water and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil and stir to dissolve the sugar. Cool the sugar water to room temperature. This mixture makes a simple syrup.
  2. Add the puree into the simple syrup, stirring the mixture well.
  3. Put the mixture into the chilled shallow pan and place into the freezer. Every 20 minutes, stir the mixture with a whisk. As the mixture begins to freeze, switch to a fork to stir. It will take about 3 hours to freeze completely. If the mixture freezes too hard, just leave it at room temperature until thawed slightly and stir through again with a fork.
Makes 4 cups
Recipe by Within The Wild at