Light, refreshing, fruity summer treat for a really hot day. Grilled pineapple, ginger and lime make an easy effortless, icy dessert or snack.
Creamy (less icy than regular granitas) and packed with pineapple flavor.
Summer is officially upon us.
And all I can think of some thing cold, SUPER cold.
We always seem to grill more food than we can possibly consume and grilled fruits are always on the menu.
Peaches, apricots, plums, pineapple, watermelon are great candidates for grilling. Grilling concentrates the flavor, making them much sweeter and adds a touch of smokiness.
Delicious plain or served with whipped cream / ice cream.
So, grill a few extra pineapple slices next time you fire that baby up.
(Or use your indoor grill pan)
Pour blended liquid into popsicle molds and freeze —> Best fruity popsicle ever!
Spoon granita into a drinking glass and top with plain soda ( and an optional splash of rum)—> Refreshing summer drink that both young and old will love.
Skill level – Easy
Grilled Pineapple Granita
2 cups chopped grilled pineapple (refer notes_1)
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons ginger simple syrup (refer notes_2)
2 teaspoons lime juice
1. Into a blender, add chopped grilled pineapple, lime juice and sugar syrup (remove ginger slices) and blend until smooth.
2. Pour into a freezer safe container (that has a tight fitting lid), cover and freeze overnight.
3. Before serving time, scrape granita with a fork or spoon (Want to know how to scrape granita? click here ) and spoon into serving dish and serve immediately.
Ginger simple syrup
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 inch piece ginger, thinly sliced
1. Into a small saucepan, combine all ingredients, bring to a boil in low heat, stirring occasionally.
2. As soon it comes to a boil and when sugar is dissolved take off heat and cool completely.
3. Discard ginger slices.
Makes 3 servings
To grill pineapple – peel, core and cut pineapple into 3/4-inch rings. Preheat an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan on high heat. Grill pineapple 2-4 minutes per side, until grill marks appear. Cool completely and chop into 1/2-inch cubes. (You will need 2-3 slices, depending on the size of the fruit)
If the pineapple is not sweet, then add additional 1-2 tablespoons of syrup.
Ginger simple syrup can be made up to 2 days ahead and stored in the refrigerator.