Avocado Granita

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Author Notes: During the summer, I find myself craving icy treats that are not too sweet. Often it is an espresso granita with a dollop of whipped or coconut cream. This time I wanted to incorporate the creaminess into the granita which the avocado was perfect for. Half of a peach, ginger liqueur (Barrow's), maple syrup, lime juice and zest sealed the deal.
Being one that loves versatile recipes, this could also double as a smoothie and/or chilled dessert soup.
The scraping of the mixture after frozen to make the granita can be done in the individual cups. Alternatively, the whole mixture can be frozen in a shallow pan and scraped up when frozen and served in dessert cups.
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Makes 6

  • 1-1/2 cups coconut water (unsweetened)
  • 1 avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 1/2 peach, peeled
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup (or to your sweetness)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger liqueur (I like Barrow's)
  • 1 lime, zest and juice
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until creamy, about the consistency of a smoothie.
  2. Pour into molds. I used silicone cupcake liners dropped into a muffin tin. Alternatively, the mixture can be frozen in a shallow pan. Scrape with a fork when frozen, creating a slushy mixture.
  3. Serve with some fresh summer berries.

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