Fresh, and fabulous. A little unexpected. And very ready to entertain. A garden inspired by another yummy summer recipe that I’ll be dying to try this weekend as the temperatures begin to rise.
The other day we had refreshing summer drink recipe to pair with a bohemian patio, so when I asked the lovely Kelly of Design Crush to share a favorite recipe (as she does so well on her blog), I decided to style a patio up to match. The perfect place to sip these summer Honey Berry Granitas. Take it away girl…
Summer evenings are my favorite time to entertain. The sun is (hopefully!) done scorching for the day and you can sit back and relax around a fire pit or lounge around someone’s pool. The most important thing to me is to be able to do all of the prep work before anyone ever shows up. I want to enjoy my party as much as my guests! Aside from that I like to always have one recipe that people are sure to be asking for when they leave. Enter Honey Berry Granita!
Granitas are the best possible answer to snowcones for adults. Intensely flavored. Extremely versatile. And best of all really, really easy to make. (Although you’ll look like a rockstar for serving them!) This recipe for Honey Berry Granita uses strawberries and blackberries as well as honey for the sweetness factor. Follow the recipe, then serve them up in some pretty sundae glasses or silver mint julep cups. Add a spoon and you’re ready to go!
• 4 C berries (any kind you have on hand)
• 1 C water
• ¼ C honey
• 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
Fill your food processor or blender with berries (hulled if necessary). Heat your water and then dissolve the honey in it. Run the processor and slowly add honey water, keeping an eye on consistency (don’t let it get too watery). Taste intermittently to get the amount of sweetness you’d like. Add the lemon juice and swirl one last time. Adjust taste by adding more fruit, honey water or lemon juice. Pour mixture into a large metal pan and place it in the freezer. Check in about 20 minutes and start scraping the formed ice crystals on the edges into the center of the pan with a fork. Repeat every 20 minutes until the pan is full of fluffy ice crystals. (When ready it will no longer appear wet.) Use your fork to loosen and de-clump all the crystals. Pour into a well-sealed container and store in the freezer until it’s ready to enjoy!
*recipe and photo via sass & veracity