Recipe courtesy of Melissa Gaman for Food Network Kitchen

Peach-Orange Sherry Granitas

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 hr 25 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Granitas are the ultimate easy, refreshing make-ahead dessert. You need little more than fruit, sugar and water for the most basic ones. This version adds an adult twist with some Manzanilla sherry, which adds a complexity of flavor without overshadowing the fruit base.



  1. Bring the sugar, 1/2 cup water and the orange and lemon zest to a simmer in a saucepan, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Let cool, then strain into a blender. Add the peaches and orange and lemon juice. Blend until very smooth.
  2. Pour into a 9-by-13-inch baking dish and stir in the sherry. Freeze until beginning to harden, 2 to 3 hours, then scrape with a fork. Continue to freeze, scraping occasionally, until frozen, about 3 more hours. Serve garnished with peach and/or orange slices.