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Our air conditioning hasn’t been working. Not fun when the temperatures have been in the 90s. But we deal with it – most days. But I don’t know what I was thinking last night when I decided to make dinner. A dinner that required both stove top cooking and baking in the oven at 450F. If our house was hot before, it was an inferno after!!

About half way through preparing dinner, all I could think about was this granita. How I wished I still had some in the freezer, so I could take a big bowl full and sit out on the back patio – where it was no doubt cooler than in the kitchen at this point! – and enjoy this icy cold treat.

I may be alone in this, but until I was looking through an old copy of a magazine a few weeks back, I had never seen a granita being served with whipped cream. I was intrigued, so I tried it, and I will never turn back. It was absolutely delicious. If I had to score this dessert, it would be pretty close to a full 5 stars – and that is hard to reach in my book!! And it is so easy, yet looks so elegant. If you are an entertainer, this one is sure to win over your guests!

Pomegrante Granita
adapted from myrecipes.com

2 cups pomegranate juice
1/3 cup orange juice
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon confectioners’ sugar

In a 9×13 inch pan, stir pomegranate juice, orange juice, lemon juice and sugar. Cover airtight.

Freeze mixture until solid, 3 to 4 hours, going in every 30 minutes and scraping with a fork.

Beat whipping cream until soft peaks form. Beat in confectioners’ sugar.

To serve, place a dollop of whipped cream on the bottom of a clear glass and top with some of the granita.

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17 Responses to POM recipe 3 – Pomegranate Granita

  1. katskitchen says:

    This granita sounds really delicious! Especially for a hot summer day like you've been having!

  2. Sophie says:

    I don't think I've seen it served with a cream either, but it sounds like it'd complement the refreshing granita nicely. By the way, I tried the teriyaki sauce this weekend, on chicken, and loooved it :)!

  3. Frieda says:

    I'm sorry to hear about your AC…do you have a basement that will allow you to cool off? I'm sure your delicious granita helped!

  4. ♥Rosie♥ says:

    This granita sounds just what is required in the sweltering heat! I hope your A.C. is working soon!!

  5. Katerina says:

    I totally do this too. I never learn and choose to make pizza, or roast things when our apartment is sweltering. We don't have AC at all!

  6. Jean Bugs says:

    Oh my gosh this looks soooo good!

  7. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    So pretty and delicious looking!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  8. Kendra says:

    This granita looks fabulous! Totally my kind of treat.

  9. Olga says:

    Delicious! and pomegranate is so good for you.

  10. Abby says:

    It's beautiful! I can't believe you're functioning without A/C. I'd just die.

    And granita on the patio sounds lovely even if the A/C IS working!

  11. Karine says:

    Looks refreshing and delicious! Great recipe!

  12. thebrunettebaker says:

    Who doesn't love a granita in the summer? Thanks for adding another to my list of summer go-tos!

  13. kat says:

    I've never had whipped cream with granita either, sounds really good

  14. eatme_delicious says:

    Ooo this looks really addictive! I don't think I've ever had a granita.

  15. Spryte says:

    Wow! That sounds so refreshing!!!

  16. Esi says:

    I am obsessed with poms and pom juice. A granita is such a great treat for the summer time. Hope your AC is fixed soon!

  17. Katrina says:

    That looks and sounds de-lish! I have one bottle of POM juice they sent me left that I've been waiting to do something with!

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