Peach Granita: if you can boil water you can make this cool treat!Posted by July 21, 2017
Requirements For Fresh Fruit Granita:
Water-Fresh Fruit-Some Sugar-A Pan -Freezer
The Romans started it and Sicilians even have it for breakfast.. yes their granite di café, a dessert of frozen coffee or fresh fruit granita cut into tiny icy dice. With summer fruit everywhere try peaches in the recipe that follows, freezing it with a light simple syrup and do as the Roman’s do!
Some facts on peaches:
58 kcals per medium peach
Glycemic Load is a 5 (low)
Glycemic Index 42 (low to moderate)
Peaches have Carotenoids, Vitamin A, Chloregenic Acid ( antioxidants) Flavonoids (good for your skin)
One medium peach is a 15 gram carbohydrate serving
This recipe provides:
122.5 kcals per serving with 1/2 cup of sugar in the simple syrup
Fiber and a way for non fruit eaters to eat fruit.
Non Fat and Low calorie
1 lb of very rips peaches, peeled and stoned (or obtain cling free peaches)
2 cups of water
1/4-1/2 cup sugar
2 drops of Almond Extract
1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Bring to a boil 2 cups of water with 1/4 cup-1/2 cup of sugar and continue to boil for 5 minutes until the syrup resembles in consistency a light maple syrup. Remove from heat and add the extracts. Pour into a non reactive dish and place in the freezer for 6 hours. Remove from the freezer when solid and run a knife around the pan and invert onto a cutting board. In 1-2 minutes the ice block should come away. Chop crosswise coarsely and continue to chop until a icy mass of small chunks occurs. Serve in bowls or glass parfait glasses.