Frugal Foodie Mama: Blueberry "Pixie Dust" Granita

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Blueberry "Pixie Dust" Granita

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Most days it is all fairy wings, tutus, and pixie dust here with my little girl.  Needless to say when we found out that Disney's The Pirate Fairy is coming out on Blu-Ray & DVD on April 1st, we were both pretty excited.  We have seen every single Pixie Hollow movie at least 5 times.  And honestly, I may be just a little more excited about the bonus DVD that comes with The Pirate Fairy when you purchase it at your local Walmart- The Pixie Hollow Bake Off!
I am a long time fan of The Food Network & all their cooking challenges, so I found it super cute that Giada de Laurentis is the voice of Gelata, the head baking fairy. :)

To get geared up for the release of the DVD (and for the magical bake off!), I created a sparkling, healthy dessert inspired by the Blue Pixie Dust stolen by the Pirate Fairy and that the fairies of Pixie Hollow need to retrieve to save their home. 

Picking up delicious fresh blueberries at my local Walmart for the granita.
This Blueberry "Pixie Dust" Granita requires just 4 ingredients and is so simple to make...
Blueberry "Pixie Dust" Granita

by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 10 minutes + 4 hours freezing
Cook Time: 6-8 minutes
Ingredients (8 servings)
  • 2 cups of fresh blueberries (about 1 1/2 pints)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup low calorie (low sugar) white grape juice, divided
  • 3/4 cup of water
In a small saucepan, combine the blueberries, sugar, & 1/4 cup of the grape juice. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
Continue to boil until the blueberries soften and pop open, about 4-5 minutes. Let cool for at least 10 minutes.

Once cooled, press the cooled blueberry mixture through a fine mesh strainer directly into a 9x9 inch glass pan. Press until you are left with just a pulpy mash. Set aside. (I actually saved this in the fridge to top my yogurt with for the next couple of days.)
Mix the water and the remaining 1/4 cup of grape juice into the glass pan.

Place the pan in the freezer for 4 hours, scraping with a fork once every hour. This scraping will create the crystals (aka, pixie dust).
Once finished, cover with plastic wrap and store in the freezer.

To serve, simply scoop into a bowl and enjoy this refreshing, sparkly treat!
Store any leftovers covered in the freezer.
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How gorgeous is this granita? It is so refreshing and sweet and simple. The perfect treat for the special little fairy in your life...

My daughter loved this.  In fact, her exact description was "tasty". I will say that it is not the least messy thing I have ever given her to snack on. If you have little ones, this "magical" frozen treat would be best for them to enjoy outside or perhaps on a floor that can be easily wiped clean.  Adults & older kiddos should have no problems with this though. ;)

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Who else is excited for the April 1st Blu-ray & DVD release of The Pirate Fairy?  
What Blue Pixie Dust inspired recipe would you make for the Pixie Hollow Bake Off?

Remember that your local Walmart is the ONLY place that you will receive the bonus Pixie Hollow Bake Off DVD with your The Pirate Fairy Blu-Ray or DVD purchase! :)

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