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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.


  • 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)


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


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