The other day I made ‘Black Forest Cake’ for my son’s birthday. Every time I use Canned Dark Cherries, I feel guilty about letting the unused purple syrup go into the drain. I wondered if I could make something with it? Then I made it into Granita. How simple is that? It was actually a lovely dessert and I enjoyed it.
100ml Syrup from a can of Dark Cherries
1 tablespoon Caster Sugar *alter the amount
1 teaspoon Kirsch *OR Amaretto, Rum, Brandy, Grand Marnier, etc.
Dark Cherries from the same can *optional
- Add Caster Sugar and Kirsch to the syrup from the can of Dark Cherries. Alter the amount of Sugar depending on the sweetness of the syrup.
- Pour the mixture into a small container, add some Dark Cherries from the can, and leave in the freezer until icy.
- Use a fork to break up the mixture into crystals. You may wish to enjoy it with ice cream, but it is quite nice as it is.