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Peach Granita

This sweet treat calls for canned sliced peaches. Like home canning, the can seal in peaches’ natural goodness and nutrition at the peak of ripeness. Your taste buds will thank you!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Freeze Time: 6 hours

Servings: 4

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Peach Granita


1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
1 29-ounce can sliced peaches, drained
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
Mint sprigs for garnish, optional


In small saucepan over high heat, heat sugar and water to boiling. Boil 3 minutes or until sugar is melted and mixture had thickened slightly.

In blender or food processor blend peaches. Stir in sugar mixture and lemon peel. Place in 8-by 8-inch baking pan. Freeze mixture at least 6 hours, stirring every 2 hours to break up ice crystals.

To serve, scrape or scoop mixture into serving bowls. Garnish with mint if desired.

Nutrition Information Per Serving:

Calories 316; Total Fat 0g (Sat 0g, Trans 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 17mg; Total Carbohydrates 82g; Dietary Fiber 1g; Sugars 71g; Protein 1g; Vitamin A 979IU; Vitamin C 8mg; Calcium 9mg; Iron 0.5mg; Vitamin D 0IU; Folate 17mcg

% Daily Value: Vitamin A 20%; Vitamin C 13%; Calcium 1%; Iron 3%