Foodie Fridays: Cool Down with a Granita!
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As a kid, I loved my Easy-Bake Oven. Looking back, that probably was a sign of things to come. But during the summer months, I'd have gladly traded that oven for a Snoopy Sno Cone Maker. I mean, really, was there anything better on a sweltering day than a freshly made snow cone -- especially when you got to scoop it out with that little red shovel and flavor it up with as much syrup as you wanted?

As an adult, I may not have a snow cone machine in my kitchen, but I might actually have something even better: granitas. A frozen dessert made of sugar, water, and flavorings (or, in this case, fruit juice) originally from Sicily, a granita is a cousin of Italian ice or sorbet, but with a coarser texture. In other words: a snow cone for adults!

The best part of this recipe? It's cool, easy and surprisingly guilt-free since it's basically just frozen fruit juice. Dessert that's good for you? Sign me up!

Pomegranate Granita
3.5 cups pure pomegranate juice
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon sugar

In a four-cup measuring cup, combine all ingredients. Pour into a 9x9 inch baking dish and place carefully into the freezer. Freeze for approximately four hours. When completely frozen, use a fork to scrape the granita into snow cone consistency. Spoon into serving dishes and serve immediately.

Yield: 6-8 servings

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