Spiked Peach Limeade Granita

“YOU ARE ICE AND FIRE; THE TOUCH OF YOU BURNS MY HANDS LIKE SNOW.”  Amy Lowell

Spiked Peach Limeade Granita | From My Sweet Heart

This icy treat has a fire all it’s own!  Chilly to my tongue, but definitely warms my heart!  It is  hard to believe that something so ridiculously easy can taste so amazingly good!  Refreshing?  Yes!  A great combination of flavors, but the rum most definitely shines through!

Spiked Peach Limeade Granita | From My Sweet Heart

 

Check out how crazy easy this is!

  • 4 cups of water
  • 3 large peaches, peeled and sliced
  • 1 1/3 cups of granulated sugar
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 1 1/3 cups of fresh lime juice (about 9 limes)
  • 3/4 cup of rum
  • peach slices and mint sprigs for garnish

Combine water, peaches, sugar and mint leaves in a medium saucepan.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat and let simmer for about 5 minutes.  Cool and discard the mint.

Place half of the peach mix in a blender.  Puree until smooth.  Pour pureed peach mixture into a 13 x 9 inch glass baking dish.  Combine the remaining peach mixture, lime juice and rum in the blender.  Puree until smooth.  Add to the baking dish.  Stir to combine.

Freeze 8 hours or until firm.  Remove from the freezer, scrape with a fork until fluffy.  Spoon into serving dishes or glasses and garnish with peaches and mint.  Serve immediately.  Makes approximately 8 servings.  Unless you are like me and LOVE it so much….then it serves only one!

 

Spiked Peach Limeade Granita | From My Sweet Heart

Enjoy!!!

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Comments

  1. Oh rum in here! Sounds like a great granita!

  2. A gal after my own heart! We’ve turned off the air to conserve energy and it’s very warm in here. Tonight this would be a one serving recipe. It’s almost to pretty to eat, notice I said almost.

    • Sandra….I’m with you! I can’t wait to just be able to open windows again and enjoy a nice breeze! This granita will make us feel breezy though! : )

  3. This sounds soooo sooo good Anne! I love the fruit combo especially since I a am a lime addict!

  4. Look wonderful! Refreshing.

  5. Yummy! You did a great job on this. Mine would have to be sans rum though. Would still be delicious.

  6. Mint? Lime? Peach? ….and FROZEN? Be still my beating heart! This is just perfect!

  7. OH! I know what I am making for Sunday’s brunch!!!

    • Kate….this is a GREAT idea for a Sunday brunch….so easy and even better when you make it ahead of time! : )

  8. This is one of those things that you worry about making sure that you do not run out! The mixology here is nothing but awesome-buzz buzz.

  9. Oh my! That looks delicious. Mmmm there is something special about summer drink with rum.

  10. What an awesome treat!

  11. Oh, my! I love peach anything…and this is perfect for our hot forecast this week!

  12. Anne, this is gorgeous and I love the quote you chose to go with it. My summer has just arrived – in a glass!

  13. Love this Anne… I think I’d use tequila instead of rum. Could I eat this granita with your lovely peach creme brûlée? ;)

  14. peach granitas are awesome! i really love this recipe:) thank you for sharing this.

  15. I love peach granitas, but spiked with rum, I bet they are even better!

  16. So easy and so, so pretty!! After a recent string of kitchen disasters I’m giving up cooking for a few days and focusing instead on mixology- this granita is on my list for sure!!

    • Sarah….I had some bad kitchen karma not too long ago! Mixology! I think you are on the right path….and I’m walking down it with you! LOVE your watermelon margarita! : )

  17. So wonderfully refreshing! I have never made granita before, but you make it sound so easy!

    • Jill….it’s so easy….I can’t imagine I won’t keep a batch of some sort in the freezer. You mix up a bunch of stuff…freeze it for a day…..and scrape it with a fork! And each time before you’re ready to have more….just re-scrape it with a fork! The possibility for flavors are endless! : )

  18. I think I could use that granita tonight. Rum and all. : ) Gorgeous pictures Anne!

  19. Here I am at 11 am daydreaming about boozin’ it up with this refreshing drink- looks amazing!

  20. Delicious! I bet it would work great with Malibu Coconut rum too — you know to give it that “tropical” taste and make u feel like u’ve traveled south of the hemisphere.

  21. these look incredibly refreshing.. great for summer time.

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