Just got my July Martha Stewart Living
(yes I am a Martha fan, have been for at least 10 years, don't judge me). I made a recipe from the issue, Peach Granita. Then I was inspired to make my own twist on it. So, here's the recipes. It's actually a very healthy treat as well.
Peach Granita with Fresh Basil
4 ripe peaches, peeled, halved, pitted, and coarsely chopped
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 tsp. finely chopped fresh basil (my kids referred to this as the grass in their dessert)
Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree. Pour into a 8" glass pan. Freeze for at least 2 1/2 hours, scraping it with a fork every hour. Mixture should be frozen, but fluffy. Top with basil.
Nectarine Granita with Fresh Mint (This is my version)
The recipe is the same as above - just substitute nectarines for peaches and mint for the basil.
I have plans for a Tropical Mango Ginger Granita (I will make that one while I'm in Maui and can get fresh mangoes).