With just three ingredients and no special equipment needed, this strawberry lemonade granita recipe will become your favorite summertime treat.
I used to watch Food Network when I was home sick from school. I loved Ina- weird, I know- I didn’t care for Rachel Ray, and I always enjoyed Giada. My mom was put off by her Bratz doll hair and the amount of cleavage she showed, but I loved the food she cooked. One of the things I remember watching her make several times is frozen granitas.
I don’t recall a single recipe she used, or even the technique really. Mostly, I remember Giada putting the concoction in the freezer and scraping it with a fork a few times over the next several hours until a fluffy, mostly-frozen treat emerged. When I realized recently that I wanted to channel my strawberry obsession into a granita, it brought back memories of watching Giada make them.
I just made this recipe up as I went. It’s based on my homemade strawberry sauce, so I only made a couple tweaks. The end result is a sweet and wonderfully tart icy treat. The berries are the star with their bright flavor, but the lemon is right there, too, offering the ideal amount of pucker. The entire strawberry lemonade granita is light, refreshing, and the perfect way to beat the heat this summer.