Strawberry and lime granita with fennel sprinkle

Serve between courses as a palate cleanser or a refreshing end to a summer dinner.
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Recipe from: 10 October 2015
Preparation time: 3h 30 min
Cooking time: 5 min


  • 125
  • 300
  • 500
    strawberries, chopped
  • 50
    Lime or lemon juice
  • 30
    fennel seeds
  • 5
    coarse salt
  • 30
    coarse sugar crystals
Servings: Change Serving



Combine sugar with water in a saucepan. Heat until the sugar has dissolved, then cool.

Blend chopped strawberries in a food processor until smooth. Stir in lime or lemon juice and the prepared sugar syrup. Transfer to a shallow metal dish and freeze.

Remove from the freezer and stir with a fork every hour until the granita is frozen. When ready to serve, scrape the granita with a fork to lighten the texture.

Spoon into small glasses and serve sprinkled with the fennel spice mix.

Spice Mix:
Dry-fry fennel seeds until fragrant. Cool, then crush lightly with a pestle and mortar. Combine with coarse salt and coarse sugar crystals.

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