Make Snow Cones from Scratch: Cherry Granita

CHILLIN' AT HOME
... how to make cherry granita - aka snow cones - from scratch
June - July - August... no matter what these months will bring in 2020, they always deliver on cherry trees heavy with sweet, ruby-red jewels of fruit. 
So quick, pack a bunch of paper bags, or your favorite basket, and head the orchard to pick your own bushel. 
If you can't find an orchard to pick your own cherries, pop by your local farmers' market. They will have fresh cherries for sure. We always buy at least three pounds.
Back at home, hide two pounds of cherries for your recipe. Set the remaining cherries out for all those cherry fans in your family.
For the granita, pit the cherries and then puree them in a blender or food processor. Season to taste with sugar and lemon juice. You want the mix to be on the sweet side since the sweetness level goes down once frozen. 
Once nice and smooth, pour the puree into a loaf pan. We love to use our Blisshaus fridge glass containers for this. They stack well and have the perfect, long, narrow shape. 

Place the container into the freezer and set your timer for 15 minutes. When the time is up, take a fork and scrape all frozen bits loose. Repeat freezing & scraping your slushy every 15 minutes until all of the puree has transformed into the most delicious granita!
If you don't have cherries, you can use strawberries or raspberries instead.
Also, try our Coffee Granita recipe. We make it with decaf coffee so you can have it as dessert after dinner. It's simply divine when served with unsweetened, whipped cream. The recipe for the coffee granita is on the second Freezer Glass Container in our Granita Container Kit.
You can use any loaf pan to freeze your granita. (Of course, we recommend not to scrape anything inside of non-stick coated pans.)

But why not give yourself the gift of home-made snow cones with our Blisshaus Granita Container Set?  It's 2 fridge glass containers complete with the recipe labels, one for Cherry Granita and one for Coffee Granita, plus our favorite ice cream scooper.

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