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Rhubarb Strawberry Granita

 Rhubarb Strawberry Granita
Fresh rhubarb and strawberries make this sweet and icy dessert such a treat. You’ll love how quickly it comes together and that it’s prepared without any special equipment. —Christen Roye, Weatherford, Texas
8 ServingsPrep: 15 min.+ freezing

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup diced fresh or frozen rhubarb, thawed
  • 1/2 cup halved fresh strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons orange liqueur or orange juice
  • Fresh mint leaves and orange peel strips, optional

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring the water, sugar, rhubarb and strawberries
  • to a boil. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Strain; discard
  • pulp and seeds.
  • Transfer syrup to an 8-in. square dish. Stir in orange liqueur; cool
  • to room temperature. Freeze for 1 hour; stir with a fork. Freeze 2-3
  • hours longer or until completely frozen, stirring every 30 minutes.
  • Stir granita with a fork just before serving; spoon into dessert
  • dishes. Garnish with mint and orange peel if desired. Yield: 8
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 128 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.