Tuesday, May 1, 2012

80--- Pineapple Lime Agua Fresca and Granita

This is like a BOGO sale. Buy one get one. Make Pineapple Lime Agua Fresca, get a free granita!  Ole, ole. 

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

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