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Grattachecca with Peaches and Cream Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups shaved ice
- 2 ripe peaches, peeled and diced
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- Fresh mint leaves for garnish

Special equipment needed:
- Blender or food processor
- Ice shaver or blender

Step-by-step instructions:
1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water. Heat over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let cool.
2. In a blender or food processor, puree peaches until smooth.
3. In a large bowl, combine shaved ice, peach puree, and lemon juice. Mix well.
4. Drizzle the sugar syrup over the ice mixture and mix well.
5. In a separate bowl, whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
6. To serve, spoon the peach ice mixture into bowls and top with whipped cream.
7. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Room temperature
Serving size:
4 servings

Nutritional information:
Calories: 120
Fat: 5g
Carbohydrates: 20g
Protein: 1g
Sodium: 5mg
Sugar: 18g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Peaches can be substituted with any other fruit of your choice.
- Heavy cream can be substituted with whipped coconut cream for a vegan option.
- Lemon juice can be substituted with lime juice.

- Add a splash of rum or vodka for an adult version.
- Top with chopped nuts or granola for added crunch.

Tips and tricks:
- Use ripe peaches for the best flavor.
- For a smoother texture, strain the peach puree before mixing with the ice.
- Use a high-quality ice shaver or blender for the best results.

Storage instructions:
This recipe is best served immediately.

Reheating instructions:

Presentation ideas:
Serve in a clear glass bowl to showcase the colorful layers.

Fresh mint leaves

This recipe pairs well with grilled chicken or fish.

Suggested side dishes:
Serve with a side of grilled vegetables or a fresh salad.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the ice mixture is too watery, add more shaved ice.
- If the ice mixture is too thick, add more peach puree or lemon juice.

Food safety advice:
Make sure to wash and peel the peaches before using.

Food history:
Grattachecca is a traditional Italian dessert made with shaved ice and fruit syrup.

Flavor profiles:
Sweet and tangy with a creamy finish.

Serving suggestions:
Serve as a refreshing dessert on a hot summer day.

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Region: Italian

Taste: Sweet, Creamy, Fruity, Tangy, Refreshing