Strawberry Rose Granita


  • 1 pound strawberries , hulled
  • 4 tablespoon rose water
  • 1/ 3 cup sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • pinch of salt
  • 5 each melon balls
  • 1 each kiwi, sliced
  • 3 each strawberries, sliced
  • Garnish with basil or mint


  • Step 1

    Rinse strawberries with cold water and hull the tops . Transfer to a blender and add sugar, water, lemon juice, rose water and salt.

  • Step 2

    Blend this mixture until it is smooth, strain to take out any lumps and Pour into a shallow sheet pan or baking dish. Puree should only be about 3/8 inch deep in the dish.

  • Step 3

    Ideally you would freeze this 3-4 time with15 - 20 minute intervals and scrap the granita loose to get a shaved ice consistency.

  • Step 4

    But for this recipe we froze this solid for about 1 hr and then scraped it using a fork, and got a more snow like consistency. Be sure to keep the granita in the freezer till you are ready to plate.

  • Step 5

    To prep fruit - Cut melon in half, remove seeds and use a melon baller to scoop out circles. Then slice kiwi and strawberries.

  • Step 6

    Add the melon, sliced kiwis and strawberries to the bowl sprinkle with granita and garnish with herbs and flowers of your choice.