Papaya Granita

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Cook / Drinks
Papaya Granita

My mum had recently gifted me with a lovely big papaya. Two thirds of it were eaten as pieces of papaya. This is what became of the last third: papaya granita. It was so simple to make, and it made a marvelously refreshing dessert to end a lunch one hot afternoon.

Ingredients for two servings:

1/3 large papaya – peeled, seeds removed

14 ice cubes

Place the papaya and ice in a blender. Blend.

I would recommend to make this just before eating it, or just before lunch and them keeping it in the freezer.

Papaya with ice

Iced papaya drink for dessert

We recently bought these ice cube moulds. Mr. H. chose this orange colour because it is Papaya Pieces colour. We must be the last people on earth to have discovered how wonderful these flexible rubber ice moulds are! Gone are those days when you need to pour water onto the moulds to take the ice out. Good bye to those moments of runaway ice all around the kitchen while you try to remove the ice. Sometimes simple details make a difference. I’m very happy with the Papaya Pieces coloured ice moulds.

Thank you for reading!

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Australian / Indonesian / Spanish homemade food geek and miserable classical piano player, currently living in Barcelona. Papaya Pieces is the space for my tales and fascinations.

20 Comments

    • True, sometimes I find orange too strong a colour, maybe I have to reset my brain and think: happy orange like you say!

  1. Guillermina Bósquez Stover says

    I adore the color of the ice molds! And I will give this a try. We get great papaya in our favorite fruit stand across the border in Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico…

    • Hi Guillermina, I bet not only do you get great papaya but great many fruit varieties. And lots of fresh juice everywhere too..

  2. Mmmm yum! This reminds me of the fruit shakes I had while I was backpacking around Southeast Asia. So tasty and healthy! A papaya granita is perfect for Papaya Pieces ;)

    • Hi! I can see what you mean because the name of my blog was inspired from when I lived in South East Asia too :)

  3. vnvie says

    This looks so delicious and fresh! I wonder if this can also be a papaya sorbet.

    • Thank you. Actually, like many things I improvise, I was wondering what to call it and nearly called it a sorbet!

  4. I am not a fan of papaya, but I bet I can do this with WATERMELON and I’ll love it so much! I have a rubber ice mold as well! It is definitely better than the old-school plastic version ;)

    • I made one with melon the other day and it was so good. I used melon instead of watermelon only because of its quicker to remove seeds (very lame excise I know)..

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