Poached Strawberries, Peaches, and Mango over Crushed Ice


4 servings
1 vanilla bean or ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extractvanilla extract½
2 cups white grape juicewhite grape juice2
1 star anise podstar anise pod1
1 cinnamon stickcinnamon1
Zest of ½ large orangeorange(s)½
1 cup (8 ounces) frozen strawberries, thawed and drainedfrozen strawberries8
1 cup (6 ounces) frozen mango, thawed and drainedmango, frozen6
1 cup (4 ounces) frozen peaches, thawed and drainedfrozen peaches4
4 cups crushed icecrushed ice4


Using a paring knife, scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean and place in a large saucepan. Add the empty vanilla pod, grape juice, star anise, cinnamon stick, and orange zest. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-high heat and cook for 5 minutes. Add the strawberries, mango, and peaches. Simmer for 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the fruit to cool completely in the syrup, about 1 hour (can be made 1 day in advance and refrigerated).

To serve, remove the vanilla pod, star anise, and cinnamon stick from the syrup and discard. Mound the shaved ice in 4 small bowls and drizzle with the syrup. Spoon the fruit on top and serve.
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