Saturday, July 13, 2013

Ice Ice Baby

 
Ice is back with my brand new invention.”
Vanilla Ice

So I'm not sure what part of the world you are viewing this from, or what your local weather is, but the forecast for Western New York is--as it has been and will continue to be for some time--is hot and humid. Thus, these recipes seem appropriate. They are of course really delicious, but they are also exceedingly easy to make...just a few ingredients, minimal steps, and you can make them in your own home freezer. These recipes are part of an article I recently wrote for Artvoice. To view the entire article, with additional recipes and info and lore, click here. I hope you try these because they are so good and so easy to prepare. In the meantime...stay cool.


Sangria Granita
Makes about 5 cups

3 cups water
2 cups red wine
1 cup sugar
2 slices lemon
2 slices orange
2 slices lime
1 cinnamon stick

Combine all of the ingredients in a small sauce pot and bring to a boil. Lower to a simmer and cook for a minute or two. Remove the pot from the heat and let stand at room temperature for about five minutes. Strain into a a shallow pan and freeze, stirring as necessary. If it freezes too solid, remove it from the freezer and allow it to warm for a few minutes at room temperature. Then break it into pieces and spin if in a food processor for a few seconds and re-freeze it.
 
Orange-Rosemary Sorbet
Makes about 6 cups

3 cups water
1 cup sugar
3 cups orange juice
t tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons grated orange rind
2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary

Combine the water and sugar in a small sauce pot and bring to a boil; simmer for a minute. Remove from the heat and stir in the orange juice, lemon juice, orange rind, and rosemary. Allow to stand at room temperature for about five or ten minutes. Transfer to a shallow pan and freeze, stirring as necessary. If it freezes too solid, remove it from the freezer and allow it to warm for a few minutes at room temperature. Then break it into pieces and spin if in a food processor for a few seconds and re-freeze it.

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