Watermelon Granita with Hibiscus Syrup and Yogurt
Karen Hatfield serves this sophisticated granita at her LA restaurant, Odys + Penelope. Dried hibiscus flowers can be found at specialty markets, Latin markets, and health food stores. You and substitute grenadine syrup to good effect, but Hatfield asserts that hibiscus syrup best complements the fruit in this dish.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Basil Plum Granita
Rich, winey black plums are balanced by refreshing basil in this specialty slushy treat.
Spiked Peach Limeade Granita
This frozen treat is minty, fruity, and sweet. Serve in the summer with juicy peach slices.
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.
Cranberry Jalapeño Granita
Tart and spicy, this icy delight will wow partygoers at your next cookout. The complex flavors make this an adult favorite that can be enjoyed year round. Use low-calorie cranberry juice to lower the calories and sugar content.
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.
Blackberry Merlot Granita
You will never have to choose between a glass of wine or sweet dessert again with this healthy wine granita.
Serve this floral and tropical indulgence guilt-free knowing that it’s both nutritious and tasty.
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.
You may already have the ingredients around to make this zesty granita.
Green Tea Granita
This super healthy granita will leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized.
Forget chocolate-covered strawberries, this is the ultimate romantic dessert. Raspberry liqueur infuses with the raspberries and sugar for a boozy, sweet blend.
Try this for your next weekend brunch. It’s great by the pool or at outdoor parties – especially in the hotter months!
Peach Muscat Granita
Rich, sweet muscat is a match for ripe peaches in this refreshing, elegant dessert
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.
Apricot Ice with Roasted Almonds
For a special presentation, place a few slices of fresh apricot in the bottom of a small serving dish, and top with this delicious ice. The ice will keep in the freezer up to three days. Garnish with curls of lemon rind.
Almonds and cherries are a classic pair; here, they make a stunning dessert. If you find dark sweet cherries in season, use them in place of the frozen cherries.
A combination of juices makes this tart ice easy to prepare.
Home-brewed espresso would work just as well in this recipe. You can dress up the finished ice with whipped topping and tri-colored chocolate-covered espresso beans.
Our grape granita has soft ice crystals that melt in your mouth, leaving a hint of orange and spice lingering on your tongue.
Lychee is a small fruit popular in China, with creamy white flesh and a delicate flavor that's slightly floral. Use lychee juice as part of the base for this ice.
Be sure to use just the colored part of the citrus skin; the white part beneath, the pith, is bitter.
Leave the base mix in the freezer overnight, and then scrape with a fork to get a pleasantly chunky texture. Garnish with additional grated lime rind, if desired.
Mexican Chocolate Ice
This frozen version of Mexican hot chocolate won high praise from tasters. It has a subtle cinnamon flavor and gets a kick from ground red pepper. Use non-dairy chocolate syrup to make this completely dairy-free.
Papaya Guava Granita
The tropical nectars make this an intensely flavored granita–and there's a nutrition bonus, too: Both papaya and guava give you a dose of vitamins A and C.
Peach Limeade Granita
If you prefer to serve this as a beverage, skip the freezing and scraping steps and serve the limeade over ice.
For fresher flavor, use ripe summer peaches in this ice; however, substitute frozen peaches in a pinch.
This refreshing fruit-filled ice is perfect for a hot summer day.
For a flavor variation, substitute lime juice and lime rind for the lemon. Garnish with fresh raspberries and a lemon slice on a skewer, or with a twist of lemon rind, if desired.
Rhubarb, Strawberry, and Thyme Granita
Thyme sprigs are steeped with the rhubarb in this herb-infused fruit granita, but an additional 1 teaspoon of finely chopped fresh thyme can be stirred into the rhubarb-strawberry mixture prior to freezing. Frozen rhubarb and strawberries may be substituted for fresh in this recipe.
Salted Honeydew-Grape Granita
This pretty lime green granita pairs honeydew melon with green grapes for a cooling treat. The hint of sea salt boosts flavor.
Southern Sweet Tea Granita
A long steep draws out the deeper flavors of the tea; take care not to squeeze the tea bags to avoid making the granita bitter. Garnish the granita with lemon or mint sprigs, if desired.
Tomato Watermelon Ice
Tomato and watermelon are a popular summer salad. Here, they complement each other in an ice. This is a great choice for an appetizer or a refresher between courses. Serve with small watermelon wedges, if desired.
This ice will remind you of making ice cream out of snow. While many commercial vanilla desserts are too cloying to let the vanilla flavor shine through, this three-ingredient recipe will show you that vanilla is anything but plain. You can use an equal amount of vanilla paste for the extract; it will create an ice flecked with vanilla seeds
Watermelon and Lime Granita
Make this in a spare moment on the weekend, then serve later in the week for a no-fuss dessert.