Piña Colada Granita! This Italian dessert made with tropical flavors it's the perfect treat to beat the summer heat blues!
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The best part of making granita? No special equipment necessary, just freeze and scrape with a fork!
Piña Colada Granita
- 3 cups cubed fresh pineapple
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup light coconut milk
- 2/3 cup cream of coconut
- coconut flakes for topping optional
- In a blender, place the first 3 ingredients and process until smooth and the sugar dissolves.
- Add this mixture to a metal pan plus the coconut milk and cream of coconut. Stir with a whisk.
- Place in the freezer and after 30 minutes, break up the crystals that have formed. Using the tines of a fork, rake & stir the mixture every 30 minutes, scraping edges and breaking up any chunks as the mixture freezes, until granita is slushy and frozen, about 4 hours.
- When is ready to serve, rake a fork through the granita one last time, add your toppings, and enjoy!
After it's done, if you let this mixture out for about 5 minutes, it becomes a sorbet like texture!
This is another great way to enjoy this dessert.