<p>The colour of this granita totally depends on the colour of your rhubarb, our was greenish, so the granita is a bit on the sunny side, rather then red. You can get the red rhubarb if you cover it with a flower pot in the early spring and force it to grow in the dark. This granita is a great dessert for a hot weekend or even on a working day, if there are any leftovers. Rhubarb and strawberries are best friends, so this combination is a must try. It's great for kids and adults. Fresh, cooling and not too sweet. </p>
Wash and cut the rhubarb stalks into 1 cm / 0.4 inches pieces. Poach the rhubarb by adding it to a saucepan with about 500 ml / 2 cups of water, sugar and ginger. Cover and cook on a low heat for approximately 15 minutes until the rhubarb has softened. Blend in a mixer then strain through a fine-mesh sieve. Pour the mixture into a high baking dish and put in a freezer for about 4 hours.
Using a fork, stir the mixture every 40 minutes, breaking up any ice chunks of the mixture, until your rhubarb granita is frozen, this will take about 4 hours.
Scoop into chilled serving glasses and top with lemon zest and thin slices of fresh strawberries. For an extra kick, you can add a spoon of elderflower cordial or a spoon of white rum.