Pineapple coconut granita

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
¾ cup Boiling water
½ cup Sugar
¼ cup Cream of coconut
1 tablespoon Lime juice
1 pinch Ground nutmeg
1 can (16 ounces) pineapple chunks (packed in juice)
1 mg.

Granita is an Italian ice that's similar to a sorbet but a bit more granular. It is a refreshing, light dessert that you can assemble quickly and place in the freezer until needed. For a smoother texture, use an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer's instructions for preparing sherbet.

Per serving: Calories: 90 Fat: 2⅗ g. (25% of calories) Saturated fat: 2.3 g. Cholesterol: 0 mg. Sodium: In a small bowl, mix the water, sugar and cream of coconut. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Cool to room temperature. Stir in the lime juice and nutmeg.

Process the pineapple (with juice) in a blender until smooth. Add the coconut mixture and blend well. Transfer to a large, shallow plastic container with a tight-fitting lid.

Place in the freezer until the granita is frozen solid.

Think ahead: The granita keeps well in the freezer for a few days so you can make it well ahead. Allow it to stand at room temperature for a few minutes before scooping it out and serving it. Serves 8.

Posted to recipelu-digest by Sandy <sandysno@...> on Mar 19, 1998

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