Posts tagged: summer dessert
Looking for a refreshing, healthy dessert? Look no further than this icy cold watermelon granita!
Making a granita is such a simple task and it tastes absolutely heavenly on a hot summer day. It’s also a fantastic way to create a great dessert with the kids while they are out of school! You and the kids can check on it as it freezes, scarping each frozen layer with a fork to create your very own shaved ice dessert.
We used watermelon to really capture the flavor of summer – it’s light, refreshing and quite addictive. Plus, you don’t have to worry about the kids eating too much of it! They’ll be getting in their servings of fruit in such a fun way, leaving you happy and your kids cool.
INSTRUCTIONS: In the bowl of a food processor and working in batches if needed, puree the watermelon chunks. Add to a large bowl and stir in the sugar, lime juice, and lemon juice.
Add the mixture to a large baking dish and freeze for two hours. Remove from the freezer and scrape the frozen layer with a fork to create the texture of shaved ice.
Return the granita to the freeze and freeze for another hour before scraping again. Continue freezing for an hour at a time until the whole mixture is frozen and looks like shaved ice. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe & Photos by Meghan Bassett
It's finally here! The final long weekend before the holidays kick in. The final long weekend of the summer. It's time to bust out all the indulgent crazy recipes you can because the holiday weight gain officially starts NOW. This summer is going to be one of the last really hot ones we get as we dig deeper into September, so I'm using that as an excuse to indulge in ALL the Vodka Lemonade Popsicles.
You know y'all will be day drinking all day, erry day, for the next three days anyway, so why not enjoy the booze with a side of dessert? These boozy popsicles are all that you need for the entire weekend. You can keep cool with the frozen lemonade, and no one will ask a question as you stroll through the parks with your boozy treat!
Not that I would encourage such reckless behavior or anything....
Holiday weekends are meant for having fun, aren't they? Come on people, there's only so much time you can be silly in the summer sun before it's gone. Not to mention, these treats are going to be perfect for those scorcher tailgating days! Trust me when I say these will be a hit with EVERYONE.
Happy Labor Day piggy peeps!
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INSTRUCTIONS: Whisk together all ingredients in a large bowl until the sugar is combined. Pour into 8 popsicle molds and freeze 2 hours. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze an additional 8 hours until firm.
*Recipe, photos and video by Meghan Bassett