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Peach Granita with Mint
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Peach Granita with Mint

I am always trying to find ways to use peaches during the summer months. Whether it be grilled, a vegan peach cobbler, or on this occasion granita. At the near by farmers market, I can always find a plentiful amount of fresh, local peaches to take advantage of in the few months that the are in season.  As well, living in San Diego, I have a mint plant that grows like a weed in my backyard. This fresh, icy treat will naturally satisfy your sweet tooth on a hot summer day.

Ingredients:

  • 4 ripe peaches (1 1/2 pounds) peeled, halved, pitted, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup of organic pure cane sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of finely chopped mint (optional)

Directions:

Puree the peaches, water, sugar, lemon juice, and salt in a blender. Transfer the mixture into 8 inch square baking dish. Freeze for 2 1/2 hours scraping with a fork every hour (should be icy and fluffy). Stir in mint.

Quick Tip: If you plan on keep the granita over a course of time, be sure to re-scrape the granita at least once a day.

*Image courtesy Flickr creative commons.

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  1. Veganara
    Veganara
    Vote no 2. Sounds deliciously refreshing! Thanks for your vote and comment on my Odd One Out post.
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    1. evalovesbend
      Thank you Veganara!
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  2. athenar
    athenar
    Yummy! Voting for it!!!
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    1. evalovesbend
      Thank you Athenar!
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      1. athenar
        athenar
        You're welcome! A granita and a Pop sound really good right now :)
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  3. Carolyn
    Carolyn
    Vote #8! Sounds like the perfect solution to battle the heat here in the southern United States in the middle of July!
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    1. evalovesbend
      Thanks Carolyn!
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  4. pftsusan
    pftsusan
    #8. Your very creative in all this.
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    1. evalovesbend
      Thank you Susan!
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  5. BuddhasDelight
    BuddhasDelight
    this recipe makes me all kinds of happy! voted. :) mmmm!
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    1. evalovesbend
      Thanks BuddhasDelight!
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