Mother’s Day is almost here!!
My mom still lives in New Jersey, so we don’t get to celebrate each year. But if we could celebrate together, I would definitely finish off a special Mother’s Day dinner with this Raspberry Elderflower Granita. Originally from Sicily, granita is a sweetened shaved ice that can be flavored many different ways. Here, I’m using a simple combination of fresh Driscoll’s Raspberries, lemon juice and fragrant elderflower liqueur. The lemon brings out the tartness of the berries while the liqueur compliments their floral notes. Each bite of this ruby-toned snow packs a big punch of raspberry flavor. Serve this dessert on Mother’s Day simply garnished with fresh raspberries or pair with vanilla ice cream. A little champagne on the side wouldn’t hurt either 😉 Raspberry Elderflower Granita is extremely easy to prepare, but does take a little time to freeze, so I would recommend preparing it a day or two in advance. Continue reading for the granita recipe plus other Mother’s Day dinner ideas!