Delectable :: Red Wine Granita with Vanilla Ice Cream

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* In my view, simple equates elegance.  Such is the case with this recipe.  It is easy to make and will no doubt complement the entrée, especially if a lovely full-body red wine is flowing, such as a Shiraz, Merlot, Merlot-Cabernet or Ripasso. 
 
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Ingredients ::
 
* 1/2 bottle of red wine
* 1/3 cup sugar
* 1 cup water
* 1 pint vanilla bean ice cream
 
Directions ::
 
* Pour the wine in a large baking dish
* In a small pot, heat the water and sugar until the sugar is dissolved.   Pour this mixture into the baking dish with the wine.  
* Place the baking dish in the freezer and after an hour, scrape the sizes with a fork, bringing the crystals into the middle.
* Repeat this process every 30 minutes.  The whole process takes 4 hours.
* To assemble, place one scoop of ice cream in a small glass bowl and top with heaping spoons of granita.

 
Source:  Honestly Yum

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