Refreshing & Easy 3 Ingredient Peach Granita

Peach Granita

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! Especially right now, since it’s hot, humid, and National Ice Cream Day is this Sunday, July 19. There’s definitely room in every healthy diet for a modest scoop of fully loaded ice cream on occasion, but if you want to celebrate Ice Cream Day in a healthier and lighter way, while still enjoying a tasty frozen treat, we’ve got a recipe for you!

If you’ve never heard of a granita, it’s an Italian dessert that lives somewhere between sorbet and shaved ice. It’s wonderfully easy to make at home because it requires no special equipment and no churning. And it’s wonderful for folks who are looking for a healthier treat because the recipe is low on added sugar and dairy, and packed with healthy nutrients thanks to fresh, ripe peaches.

3 Ingredient Peach Granita

Peach GranitaMakes 1 quart (4 servings) 

Ingredients

  • 6 ripe peaches, peeled and pits removed
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1/3 cup whole milk

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in the basin of a blender. Blended on high until very smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture into a shallow dish (a loaf pan works well) and freeze.
  3. After an hour, take a fork to the mixture and scrape any frozen parts to break it up. Continue to do this every half hour until the entire pan is flaky and loose.

Nutrition per 1 cup serving

101 calories, 1g fat, 23.6g carbs, 2g protein

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Cassie Johnston is an award-winning food writer and recipe developer living and working in Southern Indiana. Her work has been feature in national publications such as Gourmet Magazine and The Huffington Post. Cassie’s a big fan of strenuous hikes, cheese, watching sports, Brussels sprouts, and craft beer, and she’ll talk your ear off about her love of local food and seasonal eating. She’s obsessed with social media and loves connecting with new friends!