Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 cup water

  2. 1 cup sugar

  3. 2 pounds (8 cups) fresh strawberries, hulled, halved

  4. 1 cup Beaujolais or other fruity dry red wine

  5. 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries plus

  6. 8 large whole berries for garnish

  7. 1/4 cup Beaujolais or other fruity dry red wine

  8. 3 tablespoons sugar

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. For granita:

  2. Stir 1 cup water and sugar in small saucepan over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves. Cool syrup. Place halved strawberries, red wine, and cooled sugar syrup in processor and puree until smooth. Strain strawberry puree into 13 x 9 x 2-inch metal pan, pressing on solids to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard strawberry solids in strainer. Cover puree and freeze 1 hour. Using fork, stir granita, mashing any solid parts with back of fork. Freeze until firm, scraping mixture with fork every 30 minutes to form icy crystals. DO AHEAD: Granita can be made 3 days ahead. Keep covered and frozen.

  3. Garnishes:

  4. Mix sliced berries, wine, and sugar in medium bowl. Let stand at room temperature until sugar dissolves and juices form, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes. Divide sliced strawberry mixture among 8 wineglasses. Scrape granita with fork to loosen ice crystals. Divide granita among glasses. Garnish edge of each glass with 1 whole strawberry and serve.


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