Cantaloupe Granita with Candied Pistachios

We have had the most beautiful April with temps in the 80’s!  It has been such a beautiful spring.  This cantaloupe granita was a refreshing addition to our April heat wave.  It will see us through the summer months, that’s for sure!

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It is lightly sweet and has a wonderful cantaloupe flavor that is so refreshing.  Our cantaloupes are perfectly ripe now at the grocery stores.  Sometimes you can get a cantaloupe with no flavor.  So make sure to pick up one that is just ripe.

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I topped it with some sweetened pistachios for a nice crunch.  Cantaloupe and pistachio flavorings are the perfect pairing.  They are both subtle yet very distinct.

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I could eat this light dessert all day long.  In case I didn’t mention, it is just so freakin’ refreshing.  Plus the light peach hue is beyond appealing for spring!  Enjoy friends.

Cantaloupe Granita with Candied Pistachios

  • Prep Time: 8h
  • Total Time: 8h
  • Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 whole cantaloupe, chopped and frozen
  • 1 cup water*
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup

Pistachios

  • 1 cup pistachios
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar

Instructions

Granita

  1. In a blender place 1/2 of the frozen cantaloupe chunks, 1/2 C water and 1.5 tablespoons maple syrup.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Repeat with remaining granita ingredients.
  4. Combine both batches of cantaloupe in a freezer safe airtight container.
  5. Place in freezer overnight.
  6. Once froze set out on counter for 30 minutes. Using a fork grate the cantaloupe mixture.
  7. Place in bowl and top with candied pistachios.

Pistachios

  1. In a small sauce pan heat maple syrup, coconut oil, coconut sugar and salt. Simmer until melted.
  2. Add in pistachios and coat evenly.
  3. Pour out onto parchment paper and let cool.
  4. Once cool store in an airtight container.
  5. *If you have a high speed blender you maybe able to use less water. I had to that much due to having a low speed blender.

 

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