Cherry & Elderflower Granita

14 July 2015

Cherry & Elderflower Granita
Cherry & Elderflower Granita

I should be posting an ice popsicle recipe since it is officially ice-popsicle week. I'm sharing this granita recipe instead. Icy, cold and sweet. It's close enough to an ice-popsicle and a refreshing treat for those hot summer days. I used some of this elderflower citrus cordial I made a few weeks earlier. But you can check out these chocolate & cherry ice popsicles I made weeks earlier.

Cherry & Elderflower Granita
Cherry & Elderflower Granita
Cherry & Elderflower GranitaCherry & Elderflower Granita
Cherry & Elderflower Granita
Cherry & Elderflower Granita
Cherry & Elderflower Granita

I recently returned from holidays in Sweden. This amazing country has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember and it didn't disappoint. The first part of the trip was spent in Stockholm before I drove to the west coast to discover quaint fishing villages along the Bohuslän Coast. It was exactly what I pictured Sweden to look like. I also discovered fika - a concept in Swedish culture where you take time out with friends/family for a non alcoholic drink accompanied with something to eat. There were many fika moments during this trip that involved lots of coffee and cake. I'll share more of my photos and tips of Sweden soon.

Hope you are all enjoying your summer (if you're in the northern hemisphere).


Approximately 4-6 servings


INGREDIENTS

500g cherries pitted
1/3 cup sugar
Juice 1 lemon
Pinch salt
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup this elderflower citrus cordial


METHOD

Place cherries, sugar, lemon juice, salt in a saucepan and bring to the boil on high heat. Once boiled, reduce the heat to low and simmer for around 10 mins to dissolve the sugar and soften the cherries. Allow to cool. Add mixture with the water and elderflower citrus cordial to a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Place the mixture through a sieve.

Pour the mixture into a large baking tray and freeze for 30 mins. Remove from the freezer and using a fork, scrap the mixture to loosen the mixture and create flaky ice particles. Return to the freezer and repeat this process with the fork 3 more times. Scoop into cups/bowls and serve with fresh cherries.


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