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Recipe: Great "Granizado" Fruity Drinks

Recipe: Great "Granizado" Fruity Drinks

Great "Granizado" Fruity Drinks

by Dylan Sabuco
Photo by fahrwasser/Adobe Stock
prep time
5 minutes
cook time
makes
4-6 servings

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Great "Granizado" Fruity Drinks

A simple and delicious drink made by blending frozen fruit, water, and honey. For an authentic Spanish presentation, serve it with a few olives, nuts, or bites of cheese. Salud! (that’s Spanish for “Cheers!”)

Happy & Healthy Cooking,

Chef Erin, Food-Geek-in-Chief

Fun-Da-Mentals Kitchen Skills

  • blend :

    to stir together two or more ingredients until just combined; blending is a gentler process than mixing.

  • measure :

    to calculate the specific amount of an ingredient required using a measuring tool (like measuring cups or spoons).

Equipment Checklist

  • Blender (or pitcher + immersion blender)
  • Liquid measuring cup
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Ingredients

Great "Granizado" Fruity Drinks

  • 3 C frozen fruit (pineapple, cherry, raspberry, blueberry, or any fruit would work. Your choice!)
  • 2 C water
  • 1/4 C honey, to taste

Instructions

Great "Granizado" Fruity Drinks

1.
intro

"Granizado" (grah-nee-sah-doh) is a tropical shaved ice drink! Perfect for a hot summer day. All you need is frozen fruit and a blender to create this mouth-watering treat.

2.
measure + blend

For this simple and tasty drink, all you have to do is measure and blend 3 cups of your favorite frozen fruit, 2 cups of water, and 1/4 cup or more of honey in your blender. If the drink is too thick, you can add more water until you get the desired consistency.

3.
serve + slurp

Pour the Great "Granizado" Fruity Drinks into cups and say a loud Spanish "Salud!" (Cheers!)

Let's Learn About Spain!

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  • Spain is on the Iberian peninsula in Europe. Its official name is the "Kingdom of Spain," and its capital is Madrid. Spain's government is a constitutional monarchy, with a king, prime minister, and parliament. The population of Spain is more than 47 million people. 
  • Mediterranean settlers migrated to Spain, Africa, and Europe, and a people known as the Phoenicians called the Iberian peninsula "Span" ("hidden land"), so you can see where the name Spain might have come from! 
  • Did you know there is more than just one Spanish language?! The official and most prominent language of Spain is Castilian Spanish. However, Spanish dialects are also spoken, such as Andalusian, Canarian, Castúo, and Murcian Spanish. In addition, there are six other regional, co-official languages recognized in the country, including Aranese, Basque, Catalan, Galician, and Valencian. 
  • The Mediterranean climate in Spain means that summers are hot and dry, especially in the south. However, snow can be found in the winter, especially in the Pyrenees, mountains in the north that border France.
  • Soccer or "fútbol" is the most popular sport in Spain. Some of the other sports Spaniards participate in are tennis, cycling, basketball, and handball. 
  • Spain is known for its rich culture and exciting festivals. The Tomatina Festival is the world's biggest food fight. It's held on the last Wednesday in August every year when people throw over 100 tons of tomatoes on the streets of Buñol. The festival of San Fermin, in Pamplona, in the northern region of Navarre, is an eight-day celebration in honor of Saint Fermin, the co-patron of Navarre. The famous Running of the Bulls event occurs each morning of the festival when a small group of bulls and steers are let loose to run down fenced-off streets toward the bull-fighting ring. Young adults, often tourists, try to race ahead of the animals, dodging the bulls' horns when overtaken. Unfortunately, a few people always end up being injured during the runs.
  • Spanish art, food, literature, and music have become popular all over the world. Examples are the famous Spanish novel, Don Quixote, written in the early 1600s by Miguel de Cervantes; the painter Francisco Goya's works from the late 18th to early 19th century; and Flamenco music and dance from Andalusia, first documented in 1774. 
  • In addition to fideuà and paella, Spain is known for its "gazpacho" (a cold veggie soup), "jamón ibérico" (dry-cured ham), "olla podrida" (a meat and veggie stew), and Manchego cheese (sheep cheese from the La Mancha region). Spanish cooks use a lot of garlic and olive oil, of which they are the largest producer. 
  • "Tapas" refers to a Spanish way of eating, in addition to the name of small dishes served individually as appetizers or combined to make a meal. When friends are out together, they will often share tapas plates at their table. The Spanish word "tapa" can mean "top," "lid," or "cover," and tapas may have begun as a slice of bread or meat to cover a wine glass to keep beach sand or flies out. In many parts of northern Spain, such as Basque Country and Navarre, tapas are called "pintxos" or "pinchos."

What's It Like to Be a Kid in Spain?

  • Most Spanish children speak the Spanish language, also called Castilian, but some may speak Catalan, Galician, or Basque, depending on where they live in the country. 
  • Families are close-knit, and grandparents often take care of children if both parents work. 
  • Kids primarily play soccer but also play basketball, tennis, handball, or other sports. They may visit beaches, zoos, aquariums, museums, and amusement parks for fun. 
  • A popular breakfast is a churro with a chocolaty drink made with ColaCao. "Tortilla de patatas" (potato omelet) is also a favorite. Kids might have a snack at school since they might not have lunch until they get home, and they look forward to "la merienda," a snack between lunch and dinner that often consists of a sandwich, since dinner may not be served until 8 pm. 

The Yolk's On You

What is blue and goes up and down? 

A blueberry in an elevator!

That's Berry Funny

When is an apple not an apple? 

When it’s a pineapple!

The Yolk's On You

What did the Sticky Fingers Cooking kids say to their mini mahogany cakes? 

"You are Cherry, Cherry Sweet!"

THYME for a Laugh

What’s a ghost’s favorite fruit? 

Boo-berries!

Lettuce Joke Around

What do you call a sad strawberry? 

A blueberry.

That's Berry Funny

What is a scarecrow’s favorite fruit? 

Straw-berries!

Lettuce Joke Around

What did the ice cream say to the fruit? 

"You are the Cherry on top!"

The Yolk's On You

What kind of fruit do trees like the most?

Pine-apple!

Lettuce Joke Around

How do you spell hard water with 3 letters? 

I-C-E.

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