Mulberries hold a special place in my heart. I lived in Dehradun for a year and my garden had a huge tree of Mulberries. Every summer, I’d look forward to it getting laden with those beautiful red and black berries so that we could collect them in large baskets. I used to love how my hands would become reddish from all the juice from the sweet mulberries. In high school, our school had a number of mulberries too. Every day during recess, we would run to those trees and collect the mulberries in our lunch boxes. Last week, I got a small mulberry plant for my new studio space and I can’t begin to tell you how happy looking at it makes me. My fruit vendor got me the first mulberries for the season last week. I made mulberry pannacotta with some and the others went into this delicious mulberry granita.
With summer approaching, I can’t think of any better dessert than this very refreshing mulberry granita. It is super easy to make and only calls for some very basic ingredients. I can’t get enough of this dessert and I’m sure you’ll love this mulberry granita too!
- 4 cups mulberries
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup water
- 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- In a saucepan set over medium heat, boil sugar and water until the sugar dissolves. Bring the saucepan off heat and let the mixture rest for 15 minutes.
- In a food processor, blend mulberries, sugar- water syrup and lemon juice until smooth.
- Pour the mixture into a shallow dish and place in the freezer.
- Chill in the freezer until it starts to chill. Mix using a fork, scrapping the crystals loose. Repeat after every 30 minutes
- Serve in glasses.