Last week, I had the chance to guest post on my friend Carrie’s blog. While creating the perfect drink for my guest post, I began experimenting a bit with my interpretation of a dessert cocktail. I started playing around with flavors and textures on a random afternoon in my kitchen and before I knew it, I had developed this super cool Strawberry-Kiwi Granita Dessert Shooter Recipe. I ultimately decided to go with something else for Carrie’s blog but I knew I couldn’t let this baby slip away.
With a just three ingredients, your blender and a large dish appropriate for the freezer you, too, can master this fun and refreshing strawberry-kiwi granita dessert shooter recipe.
Granita is a little bit like a sorbet or a water ice but not as sweet. You can use a liquid or fruit puree as the base of your granita. You then pour the liquid into a shallow pan or dish and freeze. Every 20-30 minutes or so you take the dish out of the freezer and scrape the semi-frozen liquid or puree until it begins to form a slushy appearance. It really is that simple. Granitas are a great kid-friendly dessert and something the kids can even help with in the kitchen.
But, get this.
Of course, in true Giggles, Gobbles and Gulps fashion, my granitas can be spiked and transform from a kid-friendly dessert to a dessert shooter recipe which is perfect for a summer barbecue or get together with friends.
Ready for the recipe? Let’s get started.
Strawberry-Kiwi Granita Dessert Shooter Recipe
- 2 whole kiwi peeled and halved
- 12 ripe strawberries 10 for recipe and 2 for garnish
- 2 tablespoons of orange juice
- 10 teaspoons of tequila optional
- Place kiwis, 10 strawberries and orange juice into the blender. Blend until smooth. Pour mixture into shallow glass and place in freezer. Every 20 minutes, scrape mixture in pan until frozen crystals appear and the granita takes on a slushy consistency. Spoon mixture into shooter glass and drizzle with 1 teaspoon of tequila (if using). Complete the same process for the remaining 9 shooter glasses. Slice reserved strawberries and place on shooter glass for garnish.
This is how they should look when they are finished. Pretty, huh?
I spiked about six shooters and left four without alcohol for the boys, which they gladly enjoyed as their dessert.
These would look so cute on a tray and butlered around at a party, don’t you think?
I am so ready for summer to begin. I can guarantee you this strawberry-kiwi granita dessert shooter recipe will be in heavy rotation. So fun. So easy. So tasty. What more could you ask for?