Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Rainier Cherry Granitas Recipe

Jul 3, 2013

Rainier Cherry Granitas Recipe

Happy 4th of July to my fellow Americans! I hope y'all have a wonderful day eating lots of good food, spending time with family and friends, and enjoying some fireworks! We will be spending the day with family since my Mom is getting married tomorrow, then off to bed early to go camping for Girl Scouts on Friday! 

Today's recipe is for Rainier Cherry Granitas! I love this simple and delicious icy treat! I got a great deal on rainier cherries, which are usually way out of my budget, so I knew I had to make something with some of them instead of eating them all plain. Feel free to use bing cherries instead of rainier, if you have them on hand. They are a little more reasonable in price than rainier. Also, if you don't have a cherry pitter, invest in one! I recently found a great one at a garage sale for $1, and can't believe how amazing it worked! It was brand new in the box too, score!! I hope you enjoy this great summer treat!

Rainier Cherry Granitas (print recipe)

What you need:
1 pound rainier cherries, stemmed and pitted
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice

In a blender, puree cherries, sugar and lime juice until sugar is dissolved and mixture is smooth. Pour into an 8 inch square glass baking dish. Freeze for 3-4 hours, scraping mixture every hour with a fork. Mixture should be icy and fluffy.

Serve in individual dishes. Top with fresh cherries, if desired.

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  1. I love granitas! :) Never thought to make a cherry one though; what a fab idea! :) Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! Please be sure to stop back by the party and check out some of the other links!

    1. I love them too and cherry is a great flavor! Thanks so much for pinning! :)


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