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Granita

The months are getting warmer, so it's time to break this bad boy out again.

Granita is Italian ice served chunky.  You can do a lot with it, but it is not healthy at all, not even a little.  It's sugar water.  Accept it. Embrace it.  It is, however, very easy to make with the least amount of evil stuff possible.



You need:
2 BIG ice cube trays
2 cups water
1 cup sugar (white or cane, granulated)
1 cup juice (I used V8 Fusion Cranberry Blackberry to get rid of it, and a smidgen of lemon juice for this batch).
Mix sugar and water together until completely dissolved in a medium sized saucepan. Then DO NOT STIR AGAIN.On stove top, bring to boil.  Once it begins to boil, boil for 5 minutes exactly.Take off heat and add the juice. I SAID, DO NOT STIR AGAIN!Pour mixture in ice cube trays (I used my measuring glass with it's nice little spout to keep the mess down) and let freeze 3-5 hours minimum.Pop out cubes into container, mash with a fork or potato masher a few cubes at a time…