Pineapple Granita with Whipped Cream
2 large pineapples, peeled, cored, cut into chunks
2 cups cold water
½ cup mint simple syrup
Working in batches, puree pineapple with water and mint simple syrup in a blender. Strain through a fine sieve, pressing pulp with a ladle.
Pour juice into a 9-by-13-inch pan and freeze until mixture solidifies, at least 3 to 4 hours. Using a fork, scrape granita, breaking it up, until it resembles fluffy snow. Return to freezer for at least 3 hours before serving.