Strawberry Gelee with Rose Granita

strawberry gelee with rose granita
Photo: Marcus Nilsson
Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 45 mins

A striking showcase for fresh strawberries, this make-ahead summer dessert is even more refreshing when topped with rosé granita (like frosé but better!).


  • 2 ½ pounds strawberries, hulled

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 2 ¼ teaspoons unflavored gelatin (1 package)

  • cup dry rosé wine


  1. Thinly slice 6 small berries; set aside 6 more for garnish. Coarsely chop the rest and puree in a food processor with sugar, salt, and lemon juice. Add 1 3/4 cups cold water; pulse to combine. Pass mixture through a fine-mesh sieve; discard seeds. Let mixture stand 10 minutes. Skim and discard any surface foam. (You should have about 4 cups purée.)

  2. Sprinkle gelatin over 3 tablespoons cold water. Let stand 5 minutes. Heat 1/2 cup purée in a small saucepan over medium-high until warm to the touch. Add gelatin mixture, stirring until dissolved; then stir into 2 1/2 cups purée. Divide mixture among 6 heatproof glasses or shallow bowls. Add sliced strawberries, pushing them down into mixture. Refrigerate until set, at least 4 hours or, covered, up to 2 days.

  3. In an 8-by-8-inch baking dish, mix together remaining 1 cup purée and rosé. Freeze 2 hours. Scrape with a fork. Freeze 1 hour and scrape again. Keep frozen; when ready to serve, scrape again.

  4. Slice strawberries reserved for garnish; divide among glasses. Spoon 2 to 3 tablespoons granita on top. Serve immediately.

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