My friend, Amy, is a longtime great friend. She was my very first blog fan and is always making great suggestions and tossing around ideas for me to consider. She recently suggested I designate a certain day of the week as “review day”, which I had been thinking about doing as well. Since she’s a huge ice cream lover, I thought I would start here. I love this cookbook “Perfect Scoop” by David Lebovitz. It has so many great recipes for ice cream, granitas, sorbets, sauces, toppings and “mixins”. One of my favorite healthier recipes in the book is Strawberry Granita. You don’t need an ice cream maker for this recipe, but if you’re looking for a new ice cream maker, check out the one below by Deni. I have it in hot pink and neon green, and it works as cool as it looks. Check out the links below for more information.
2 pounds fresh strawberries, sliced
6 tablespoons sugar
1 cup water
2 teaspoons lime juice
1. Stir together strawberries and sugar until sugar begins to dissolve. Cover and let stand at room temperature 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
2. Combine strawberries and lime juice in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Press through a strainer to remove any seeds. Pour mixture into an large baking dish. Cover and freeze 3 hours; stir well. Cover and freeze 5 hours or overnight.
3. Remove mixture from freezer; let stand at room temperature 10 minutes. Scrape entire mixture with a fork until fluffy.