Sunday, October 23, 2011

Apple Ginger Granita

Feeling a little under the weather?

Or have kids that are feeling poorly?

I found this recipe in a cookbook I picked up from the library, "Start Fresh" by Tyler Florence. A few days later, Kitty caught the croup, and Boo followed suit. Too many days of fever, coughs, no appetite. I made up a batch of this granita and the girls loved their "icee" treat. It's not sugary and desserty like an actual granita, just something nice and soothing for a sore throat, fever, or upset stomach.

Apple Ginger Granita
From "Start Fresh" by Tyler Florence

3 cups 100% apple juice
1 cup water
3 TB honey
1 tsp grated, peeled fresh ginger (or 1/2-1 tsp ginger powder)

In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium heat.

Remove from heat and let cool 20 minutes.

After it has cooled, pour it into a 9x13 glass baking dish. Cover tightly with plastic and place in the freezer for at least 3 hours, or until frozen solid.

Use a fork to scrape the granita into serving cups.

Scrape any remaining into an airtight container and return to the freezer.

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