Recipe: Citrus Granita

adapted from a Food Network recipeServes 4

Granita is a coarse, Italian-style flavored ice made with fresh juice and requires no special equipment to make!


  • 4 1/2 cups citrus juice - combine your favorite sweet and tart fruits like orange, tangerine, and grapefruit.
  • If desired: 1/4 cup simple syrup to taste (2 parts sugar to 1 part water, heated to boiling)


  1. Juice a selection of your favorite citrus fruits. You can save and freeze your fruit rinds for beautiful individual serving bowls.
  2. Add simple syrup to taste, if desired.
  3. Pour liquid into large shallow stainless steel pan and place in freezer. The dish should be large enough so the liquid is not more than 1-inch deep.
  4. Freeze the mixture for 1 hour. Remove from the freezer and scrape with 2 forks to break up ice.
  5. Return to the freezer and freeze until solid, about 2 to 3 hours, scraping with forks every hour or so until liquid is gone.
  6. Serve granita by itself or with your favorite ice cream!