Fresh blackberry granita with lemon syrup recipe

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  • Yield: 8 Servings
  • Total Time: 4 Hours 25 Minutes


  • 2 lemons
  • 1½ cups water
  • 1⅓ cups sugar, divided
  • 2 Tbsp dark rum
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1½ lb fresh blackberries
  • 2 thyme sprigs
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • Grated lemon rind (optional)
How to Make It
  1. Using a vegetable peeler, remove strips of rind from lemons; reserve. Juice 1 lemon. Place 1½ tablespoons lemon juice, 1½ cups water, 1 cup sugar, rum, salt, and blackberries in a blender; blend 2 minutes. Strain blackberry mixture through a fine sieve over a 13 x 9-inch glass baking dish, pressing on solids with a spatula until only seeds remain. Discard seeds. Cover and freeze 4 hours or until firm, stirring with a fork every 45 minutes. Remove mixture from freezer; scrape entire mixture with a fork until fluffy.
  2. Combine reserved rind strips, remaining ⅓ cup sugar, and thyme in a medium bowl; muddle 1 minute. Let stand 10 minutes. Add ¼ cup warm water to rind mixture, stirring with a whisk until sugar dissolves. Strain mixture through a sieve over a bowl; discard solids. Place 1 cup granita in each of 8 dessert glasses; drizzle 1 tablespoon lemon syrup over each serving. Sprinkle evenly with grated lemon rind, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Nutritional Value Per Serving
173 kcal
Calories from Fat:
0 kcal
% Daily Value*
Trans Fat
0.0 g
75 mg
41 g
Dietary Fiber
4 g
37 g
1 g
* Above mentioned %DVs (Percent Daily Values) are based on 2,000 calorie food intake.

DVs (Daily values) may be vary depending upon individuals daily calorie needs. Above nutritional values are estimates and should only be used as a guide for approximation. They are not recommendations. Calculations are based on average weight of 194 lbs. and ages of 19 to 50 years.

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