Granita Recipes

Like a grown-up snow cone, granita hits the spot on a hot summer day. Start with a syrupy base that's frozen and scrape until fluffy. Add booze, fruit, herbs, or spices to rev up the flavor.

Sangria Ice

Sangria Ice

Think of this for your next summer get-together. This is the ultimate adult snow cone – booze included. The grape juice sweetens up the velvety red wine. Garnish with an orange and enjoy.

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Cucumber-Lime Granita

Cucumber-Lime Granita

Mint, cucumber, and lime combine to create this refreshing frozen treat.  Use this recipe for a home spa day or bring with you by the pool to keep hydrated – you will be glad you did!

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Spicy Mango Granita

Spicy Mango Granita

Spicy and tropical sweet flavors make this a unique and balanced tasting slushy. Delight guests or just treat yourself with this recipe.

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Mint Julep Granita

Mint Julep Granita

You don’t have to be wearing a fancy hat at the horse races to enjoy this frosty treat.  Infuse a simple sugar syrup with the taste of fresh mint and combine it with bourbon for a slushy Southern-accented dessert.

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Basil Plum Granita

Basil Plum Granita

Rich, winey black plums are balanced by refreshing basil in this specialty slushy treat.

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Spiked Peach Limeade Granita

Spiked Peach Limeade Granita

This frozen treat is minty, fruity, and sweet. Serve in the summer with juicy peach slices.

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Cherry Merlot Granita

Cherry Merlot Granita

Orange rind, orange juice, sweet cherries, and merlot are sweetened with a simple syrup and then frozen to make the refreshing summer stable. Keep a batch in your freezer and scrape off some of the flavored ice whenever you need a cool treat.

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Cranberry Jalapeño

Cranberry Jalapeño Granita

Tart and spicy, this icy delight will wow partygoers at your next cookout.

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Strawberry Granita

Strawberry Granita

This recipe is so zesty and super simple, you will be able to make it whenever you want a cold dessert and have some extra strawberries in the fridge.

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Blackberry Merlot Granita

Blackberry Merlot Granita

You will never have to choose between a glass of wine or sweet dessert again with this healthy wine granita.

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Lavender-Pineapple Granita

Lavender-Pineapple Granita

Serve this floral and tropical indulgence guilt-free knowing that it’s both nutritious and tasty.

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Cranberry Granita in Almond Cookie Cups

Cranberry Granita in Almond Cookie Cups

If you’re a fan of ice cream cones, this one may be for you. The crunchy cookie cups pair perfectly with the sweet granita for a surely sweet treat for you and your guests.

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Citrus Granita

Citrus Granita

You may already have the ingredients around to make this zesty granita.

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Green Tea Granita

Green Tea Granita

This super healthy version of granita will leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized.

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Chambord Granita

Chambord Granita

Forget chocolate-covered strawberries, this is the ultimate romantic dessert. Raspberry liqueur infuses with the raspberries and sugar for a boozy, sweet blend.

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Mimosa Granita

Mimosa Granita

Try this for your next weekend brunch. It’s great by the pool or at outdoor parties – especially in the hotter months!

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Peach Muscat Granita

Peach Muscat Granita

Rich, sweet muscat is a match for ripe peaches in this refreshing, elegant dessert

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Grapefruit Granita with Pear-and-Pom Relish

Photo: Randy Mayor

Grapefruit Granita with Pear-and-Pom Relish

There's no need to relegate icy treats to just the summertime. This granita makes a fantastic addition to holiday get-togethers.

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