Poached Peaches with Strawberry Granita

  • Preparation 30 MIN
    Cooking 10 MIN
    Chilling 4 H
    Freezing 6 H
  • Servings 8
This sunny, textural medley mixes vanilla-spiked poached peaches with firm, fresh strawberries and the hidden gem: a frozen mound of refreshing strawberry granita. Topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, it’s à la mode, indeed.


Strawberry Granita

Poached Peaches



Strawberry Granita

  1. In a blender, purée all the ingredients until smooth. Strain and spoon into an 8-inch (20 cm) square glass dish. Freeze for 6 hours or until the granita is completely frozen.

Poached Peaches

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring the water, sugar, lemon juice, vanilla seeds and pod to a boil. Add the peaches and simmer for 8 minutes or until tender. Remove the peach skin, if desired. Let cool. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or until the peaches are completely chilled.


  1. With a fork, scrape the granita into icy crystals.
  2. Serve the peach halves with the granita, strawberries and vanilla ice cream.

Healthy Pick

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