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Protein Packed Raspberry Granita Parfaits

Yes, you read that title right, Protein Packed Raspberry Granita Parfaits! This 5-ingredient frozen treat is not only delicious to eat and simple to make, but it’s also packed with 20 grams of protein too! How on earth did we do it? It’s easier than you might think…

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A clear glass up with a layer of whipped cream, topped with pink shaved ice, then topped with raspberries on tp of a table with a white linen napkin and fresh raspberries

 If you’ve never made a granita before you are in for a treat. Granita is an Italian frozen dessert that is traditionally made by hand instead of in a machine. Because of this, the texture of granita is coarser and flakier than other frozen treats you may have had! It’s briefly crunchy at the first spoonful and then melts in your mouth with a burst of flavor. 

Woman in a white shirt and linen apron pouring Premier Protein Clear Raspberry Drink into a metal ice cube mold on a grey quartz counter top

While traditionally granita’s are made using a fork and lots of patience to gently scrape a frozen mixture, we also found that you can make an even easier, slightly fluffier, version of granita in your high powered blender! YES!!! (No worries if you don’t have one of those benders though, we are gonna walk you through how to make both versions.)

How to make granita the traditional way with a fork and a shallow dish.

Pour your favorite flavor of Premier Protein Clear into a shallow baking dish. Place into the freezer for 30 minutes then use a fork to gently rake through the any ice crystals that have formed. Place back into the freezer for another 30 minutes and repeat the process of raking the fork through the ice crystals to break them up. Repeat this process for a total of 2-3 hours until no liquid remains. 

How to make granita the super fast, no fuss way in a high powered blender.

Pour your favorite flavor of Premier Protein Clear into ice cube molds, place in the freezer until frozen solid. When you are ready to serve remove the ice cubes from the mold and transfer to a high powered blender. Blend on high, using the tamper to move the ice cubes around if the start to stick. In just a few seconds you will notice the ice cubes turn into more of a shave ice, almost snowy, consistency. Serve immediately, do not place the granita back into the freezer or it will turn back into one large ice cube! 

Looking down onto a table top with a glass that has pink shaved ice, fresh raspberries, ad a sprinkle of bee pollen. There are fresh raspberries, a white linen napkin, and a spoon on the table.

Honestly, I’m just gonna keep these raspberry granita parfaits on repeat for the entire summer season because they were the first dessert in quite sometime to receive a whopping 8 thumbs up from my family! They’re sweet and crunchy with a creamy finish that we just can’t resist and I feel pretty darn good about the extra protein boost. 

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Protein Packed Raspberry Granita Parfaits

  • Author: This Mess Is Ours
  • Prep Time: 2 hrs
  • Total Time: 2 hrs
  • Yield: 8
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Frozen
  • Cuisine: Dessert

Description

Don’t let the prep time scare you, this dessert does most of the work itself in the freezer! Also, don’t limit yourself to just one flavor when it comes to making granitas. You can use this method to make a granita from any type of fruit juice. 


Ingredients

For the granita

1 Premier Protein Clear, Raspberry 

For the whipped cream

1 cup whipping cream

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 pint raspberries

1-2 tablespoons bee pollen, optional


Instructions

How to make granita the traditional way with a fork and a shallow dish.

Pour the raspberry Premier Protein Clear drink into a shallow baking dish. Place into the freezer for 30 minutes then use a fork to gently rake through the any ice crystals that have formed. Place back into the freezer for another 30 minutes and repeat the process of raking the fork through the ice crystals to break them up. Repeat this process for a total of 2-3 hours until no liquid remains. 

How to make granita the super fast, no fuss way in a high powered blender.

Pour the raspberry  Premier Protein Clear drink into ice cube molds, place in the freezer until frozen solid. When you are ready to serve remove the ice cubes from the mold and transfer to a high powered blender. Blend on high, using the tamper to move the ice cubes around if the start to stick. In just a few seconds you will notice the ice cubes turn into more of a shave ice, almost snowy, consistency. Serve immediately, do not place the granita back into the freezer or it will turn back into one large ice cube! 

To make the whipped cream

Place the whipping cream and vanilla in the bowl of a stand mixer and whip on high until stiff peaks form. 

To make the parfaits

In a small glass, scoop in a few tablespoons of whipped cream, top with the prepared raspberry granita, and add fresh raspberries on top. Sprinkle with bee pollen if using. Serve immediately.

 

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Meg van der Kruik is the writer, mother, photographer, designer, cook and creative spirit behind This Mess is Ours. After her infant son was diagnosed with a gluten allergy, she dedicated herself to learning to make meals the whole family would love. It’s a bit of a mess – cooking for a vegetarian and three meat-eaters with a range of gluten + dairy sensitivities, but she manages to bring them together every night around their little family table.