Strawberry granita

Ingredients

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Granita is a bit like sorbet, but crunchier! It's yummy and really easy to make.

To make enough for 4 servings you need these ingredients:

  • 200g strawberries

  • 15g maple syrup

  • 10g rapeseed oil

  • some berries to serve

  • a few mint and/or basil leaves (optional)

Remember to wash your hands before you begin!

Equipment

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Ask an adult to help you get together these pieces of equipment:

  • blender

  • freezable container

  • fork

  • glass or bowl to serve

  • paper umbrella (optional)

Step 1

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Take the stalks off the top of the strawberries. Then ask an adult to help you mix the strawberries, rapeseed oil and maple syrup together in a blender.

Remember to put the lid on!

Step 2

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Pour the mushy strawberry liquid into the container. Put the container in a freezer.

Leave it in the freezer for 2 hours.

Step 3

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After 2 hours, take the partly frozen liquid out of the freezer. Scrape it with a fork to make icy lumps – this will help to make it crunchier.

Now put it back in the freezer and leave it for 24 hours.

Step 4

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When you are ready to eat it, take the granita out of the freezer. Scrape the surface with a fork to take off some granita shavings.

Put the shavings in a glass (or bowl) to serve. Decorate it with the berries, basil and mint if you have some.

Got some strawberries left over? Try making a tasty berry mess.