Rum and Coconut Granita

Use this to top any dessert, mix it into cocktails, or simply enjoy it on its own.

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Mar 15 2017, 10:00am

Photo by Alex Swerdloff

Servings: 4
Prep: 10
Total: 3 hours

Ingredients

2 cups|500 ml coconut water
1/3 cup|65 grams granulated sugar
2 tablespoons|25 grams vanilla extract
1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
1/2 lime, zested, plus 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 cup|60 ml white rum

Directions

1. In a medium saucepan over medium-high, combine the coconut water, sugar, vanilla extract and seeds, and lime zest. Cook, stirring, until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and stir in the lime juice and rum.

2. Pour into a small baking dish and place in the freezer. Using the tines of a fork, stir the mixture every 10 minutes, scraping the edges and breaking up any ice chunks as the mixture freezes, until granita is slushy and frozen, about 1 to 2 hours.

3. To serve, divide among plates and dig in. This would also be a great base for a cocktail, just saying.