I have the most adorable story to tell you. I have a new boyfriend. He is 7. We met on the bus while I was playing a game on my phone on Tuesday. He asked me over for a playdate to play Connect 4 and Skylanders. And I had to ask him what Skylanders was. I was getting the extend description version but had to get off the bus at my stop. He proceeded to tell me approximately where he lived. I told him we would hopefully meet on the street soon and then go play. His mother and the other passengers around had smiles and were muffling giggles from how cute this whole thing was.
This was a particularly cool event. Bus stories are more about people bumping into you or stealing your seat. Bus stories can leave you Hot or Cold. Hot or/and Cold can be a fun topic to explore in the kitchen though. Even more a challenge: combine the 2 in one recipe, with one specific ingredient. That was exactly the challenge this month for the Creative Cooking Crew. My creation: a Raspberry Granita and its Warm Sauce.
It was tough to decide on THAT one ingredient but once the concept took shape in my mind it was very quick to come together. I have a bunch of frozen raspberries in my freezer that I got at a raspberry farm this summer. This recipe is for one serving but just multiply it for however many you need. I loved the contrast also between the textures of the granular iced berries and the smooth taste of the whole ones in the sauce. One piece of advice: present and eat quick as the sauce melts the granita pretty fast.
Thank you Lazaro Cooks and Foodalogue for this month’s fun challenge. Check out what the other members have created on our Pinterest board by clicking on the banner below.
Raspberry Granita and its Warm Sauce
- 2 ounces fresh raspberries
- 1/4 cup milk
- 7 drops of liquid Stevia
- 1/2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp Limoncello liquor or lemon juice
- Mash 1 ounce of raspberries and mix with milk and Stevia.
- Place in a shallow dish in the freezer. Check regularly and break up with a for to achieve a granular texture
- Mix and let macerate while the granita freezes
- Scoop a ball of granita on a plate. Heat sauce in the microwave for a few seconds and spoon around the granita.
What a great story! That would be fun to play video games with a 7 year old even though I know I wouldn’t have a chance. 🙂 Hope you get to see him again. Was definitely wondering where you were going with this recipe when I saw the title. I bet it’s delicious and a great dessert for me since I have to warm up my ice cream or anything frozen before eating it anyway. Love this!
Great story, Evelyne! And how clever that both you and Joan used the same ingredients for hot and cold within the same dish! (maybe I misinterpreted the challenge?! hahah!) This would be a great palate cleanser, so bright and sour and sweet. I like your dishes too.
Such a cute story about your new boyfriend 🙂
Love the combination between cold and warm in this recipe and anyhow- there is nothing better than raspberries for dessert.
Well done on this challenge. Double your pleasure for raspberry lovers.
I truly enjoy the hot and cold sensations together in food. And raspberries…wow! Our weather is just perfect for this treat.
What a cool passage from a bus to kitchen story. I love this raspberry thing you made.
Your bf sounds awesome =)…and so does this granita…YUM!!
Pretty, bright red. Feels like an extension of summer! Probably tastes that way too.
Yarm! Lovin the lemoncello touch. So delish on a hot summers day I reckon. Great colour.
Nice granita, lovin it even more for it’s liquor….
It sounds like it would be a fun date 🙂 Your raspberry granita looks delish. I love the vibrant red colour.
G’day and yum Evelyne! I am craving some of this right now!
Love the color too!
Yum! I love the idea of the warm and cold…looks delicious Evelyne…and the vibrant color is sure very appealing…
Have a great weekend 😀
this is such a vibrant,berry-licious recipe…love the warm and cold together….it must taste sensational,thanks 🙂
What a cute story! I hope you bump into your new fella and his mom again soon 🙂 Love this granita…so vibrant! And serving with a limoncello sauce sounds divine!
Ooh it’s warming up here and this would be most welcome indeed! Love the dash of limoncello Eve! 😀