Cherry Limeade Granita
An easy frozen treat version of a favorite summer drink.
- 2 cups sweet cherries , pitted (385 grams)
- ⅔ cup granulated sugar (133 grams)
- ⅔ cup water (157 ml)
- ½ cup fresh lime juice (118 ml, approximately 3-4 limes)
- 2 cups club soda , chilled (500 ml)
In a food processor or blender, puree the cherries until smooth. Strain the liquid with a mesh strainer. Set aside.
In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Remove from heat and combine with the cherry juice and lime juice. Chill mixture completely.
In a 11x13 inch dish, combine the cherry and lime mixture with the club soda. Increase or decrease the amount of club soda to your taste. Place in the freezer. After 1 hour, use a fork to break up all frozen parts. Repeat this process every hour until all of the mixture is frozen, about 4 hours.
Calories: 120kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 35mg, Potassium: 126mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 28g, Vitamin A: 40IU, Vitamin C: 9mg, Calcium: 17mg, Iron: 1mg