Few weeks ago, some lovely folks over at Welch’s Juice sent me coupons for their 100% grape juice (and also a chance to participate in a competition which I missed). Since we are almost officially in Summer, I wanted to do some sort of frozen, refreshing treat. Enter granita, semi frozen Italian dessert with fruit (or flavorings) & sugar syrup, but in this case, I used 100% concord grape juice along with seasonal plums and mint. I love how there is no cooking involved and everything is pureed in a blender, frozen and enjoyed by everyone.
The base of grape plum granita is 100% Welch’s concord grape juice (which eliminates the need for sugar syrup), plums and mint for a refreshing touch to the granita.
Since I am not much of a juice drinker (unless it comes from my own juicer). I do not know all the different possibilities with these juices (here is a whole recipe page dedicated to it). Whole fruits are certainly best (hello fiber) but if you choose to drink juice, do so occasionally and always choose 100% fruit juice.
Since plums are popping all over the market now, I thought it would pair nicely with grapes and I loved the sweet yet little tart undertone from this combination. I blended everything together and poured it directly into a glass container but I suggest taking an extra step to strain the mixture. If you are looking for a simple frozen treat or something to do with your kids, grape plum granita is where it’s at. Enjoy!
Grape Plum Granita
- 4 plum, removed from it’s pit and diced
- 3/4 cups 100% welch’s concord juice
- 2-3 mint leaves
- Blend everything in a blender until smooth then strain the mixture.
- Pour the mixture into a glass container and freeze it.
- Use a fork to scrape the icy mixture every 25-30 minutes for about 2 hours.
- Scrape icy flaky crystals into serving bowls, garnish with whipped cream if desired and enjoy.
More frozen treats:
Mango Cardamom Granita
Vegan Vietnamese Coffee Popsicles
Happy Ramadan to everyone celebrating 🙂