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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Red Wine Granita

I feel like all I've been saying lately is.....IT'S HOT! What to do, what to do? Have a drink, duh, but too hot for a glass of red. Well, maybe not. I came across a recipe for something called a Red Wine Granita and I thought I would give it a shot. I'll admit the final product was not as pretty as I'd hoped, but that's my fault. Once you place the wine mixture in the freezer you're supposed to flake the ice crystals to the middle of the dish every half hour or so. This ensures too many ice crystals don't form and you get rich sweet wine flavored goodness. I of course promptly forgot to do this once I placed the dish in the freezer and alas was left with a somewhat less rich, but none the less tasty, granita. I served it in wine glasses over a scoop of Vanilla Bean Halo Top ice cream....OMG so delicious! I'm slowly working my way through all of their flavors. How they make an ice cream this delicious with this little calories and no yucky chemicals, I'll never know, but I'm eternally grateful they did. Fun little summer treat that feels like an adult slushy. Enjoy!

Red Wine Granita

Heat a cup of water and a half cup of coconut sugar over medium heat till the sugar dissolves. Then combine with 1/2 bottle of red wine in a baking dish. Place baking dish in the freezer for about four hours. Every half hour flake the ice crystals to the center of the dish with a fork. Serve granita over vanilla ice cream.

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