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Pineapple Lime Agua Fresca and Granita
Makes ~ 1/2 gallon agua fresca and 2 cups granita
2 cans pineapple slices, 1 cup juice reserved
2 limes, zested and juiced
5 Tbsp sugar, divided
6 cups seltzer water, flattened
In a large food processor, combine pineapple slices, 1/2 cup reserved juice, lime zest, and lime juice until finely pureed. Place a fine strainer over a pitcher. Place pineapple lime puree into strainer and press down on pulp to drain out juice.
For granita, place pulp into an 8x8" baking dish. Whisk in 2 Tbsp sugar and remaining 1/2 cup pineapple juice. Place dish into freezer. Every 20 minutes, whisk mixture with a fork, making sure to break up chunks. Repeat process for 1 hour, until a frozen granulated mixture is formed. Whisk again prior to serving.
For agua fresca, add flattened seltzer water and 3 Tbsp sugar to pineapple lime juice. Serve chilled over ice, garnished with a lime wedge.
Nutrition info per 1 cup juice: 50 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g protein, 12 g carbohydrates
Nutrition Info per 1/2 cup granita: 93 calories, 0 g fat, 0.5 g protein, 23 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber