Concord Grape Granita ( Only 4 Ingredients )

Concord Grape Granita


  Think of this granita as a frozen version of grape jelly. A rare treat would be to sprinkle these icy granules over Peanut Butter Gelato (page 75). Concord grapes show up in our markets in late summer and early fall.

Ingredients :

  1. 1 pound Concord grapes, stems removed
  2. 11⁄2 cups unsweetened white grape juice
  3. 1⁄2 cup sugar
  4. 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
Concord Grape Granita ( Only 4 Ingredients )
Makes about 3 cups of shaved ice

Instructions :

  1. Bring the grapes, grape juice, sugar, and salt to a boil in a large saucepan set over high heat. Cover, reduce the heat, and simmer slowly until the grapes soften and pop open, about 2 minutes. Steep off the heat, covered, for 45 minutes.
  2. Place the mixture in a large sieve set over a large bowl (you may work in batches, if necessary). Press the mixture through the sieve with the back of a wooden spoon, thereby straining out the skins and seeds. (Alternatively, you can put the mixture through a food mill.) Pour the strained mixture into a 9 x 13-inch baking pan; discard the solids.
  3. Freeze the mixture in the pan on the floor of the freezer for about 2 hours, stirring about every 20 minutes with a fork to redistribute the ice crystals in the granita. When it’s frozen but still soft, smooth out the crystals and cover the pan with plastic wrap. Tightly covered, the granita can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 weeks.
  4. To serve, scrape up the ice crystals from the granita’s surface with a fork and mound them in cups, glasses, or bowls.

Customize it!

Add any of the following to the saucepan before you set it aside to steep, but remove them before you blend the mixture in the pan: two 4-inch cinna -mon sticks; two large strips of lemon zest; two large strips of orange zest; one 4-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and cut into rings; or 1 lemongrass stalk, cut into 1-inch segments and bruised with the side of a knife.

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