I love the word “granite.” It sounds so sophisticated when you say you are serving granita for dessert. Ironically, granita is nothing if not simple – basically water and sugar turned into a glorified slushy. Now see, doesn’t “granita” sound so much better than “Big Gulp”?
This Refined Sugar and Dairy Free Coconut Granita recipe is a twist on one of my favorites, coffee granita with whipped cream.
I grew up in a military family which meant my childhood was spent in various cities and towns around the world, never more than three years in any one given place at a time. There were new schools, new friends, and new cultures. The main constant in my life was change.
Regardless of where we lived, come summertime, there was another constant in my life – ice cream! Whether we lived in Okinawa, The Philippines or Fayetteville, North Carolina, we had homemade ice cream in the summer.
My father had a
With four common ingredients and about one minute of time, you can make this delicious, sugar free, virtually fat free frozen dessert any time of the year.
I decided to make my dairy free version a gelato instead of an ice cream. It is indeed intensely rich and pistachio flavored. You can eat this straight out of the ice cream maker but if you want to make ahead and store in the freezer, take it out for 5 or 10 minutes to
I love pears. I am positively crazy for the fresh, clean taste, the juicy, tender texture and the luscious sweetness.
It is not quite pear season which, oddly enough, is why I bought a half a dozen or so recently. See, in my mind, nothing makes a house feel more like a home than bowls of fresh fruit on the kitchen counter or dining room table. And, as it is not pear season, I figured I would