Strawberry & Pimms Granita

This is only 1pp/approx.60kcal per portion!


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 There's just a little pre-preparation required as some of the ingredients will need to be frozen prior to assembling the dessert.



You Will Need: (For 2 portions) 


A 25ml measure of Pimms

75ml Diet lemonade

A few small fresh mint leaves


1/4 of a cucumber


200g frozen strawberries

2 teaspoons artificial granular sweetener


To Finish:


4 fresh strawberries

2 sprigs mint


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Pre-Preparation


Start by making up the Pimms and lemonade mixture. Pour into an ice-cube tray with a small fresh mint leaf in each compartment. Freeze until solid.


At the same time, dice the cucumber up into small pieces and place in the freezer until frozen solid. 


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When you are ready to serve


Blitz the frozen Pimms mixture until it resembles crushed ice.


This is the granita texture. Pop it into a separate dish while you blitz the frozen cucumber, then blend it all together in the food processor to combine.


It will become the most amazing green colour. If it appears too wet in texture, pop it back in the freezer while you prepare the strawberries.


Blend the frozen strawberries with the sweetener until they are at the 'crumble' or 'cous cous' stage - basically small, granular pieces but not smooth.

Slice the fresh strawberries thinly.


Distribute the crushed, frozen strawberries evenly between the two serving dishes. Make a well in the centre of each and fill with the vibrant Pimms and cucumber granita.


Decorate with slices of fresh strawberry and a small sprig of fresh mint.

 

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