Strawberries are good all summer but they are at their best this month. Take advantage of these summer sweets while they are at their peak! Give this recipe a whirl and tell me how it is. Strawberry Granita with Cracked Black Pepper
6 cups ripe, cleaned, and quartered strawberries
1 cup sugar
2 cups water
fresh, coarsely cracked black pepper
Boil all the ingredients (except the black pepper) together on a low flame until the fruit is tender and the liquid is a syrupy consistency.
Strain the mixture into a shallow glass baking dish that can fit into the freezer. Be sure to mash as much fruit through the strainer to maximize the flavor.
Freeze for 20 minutes or until ice begins to form around the edges. Begin to stir the mixture every 20 minutes until you have shaved crystals.
Serve in ice cream sundae cups with a generous sprinkling of cracked pepper and a dollop of creme fraiche. Garnish with mint. Enjoy!
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