Fresh Berry Granita


A refreshing dessert or snack, granita is meant to look like shavings of ice rather than a smooth sorbet. Try serving in goblets or wine glasses to impress guests.

  • 6Servings


  • 6 cups assorted fresh berries, such as blueberries and raspberries, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 6 sprigs fresh mint, plus more for garnish
  • 2 tsp. orange zest


Purée berries and 1/4 cup water in food processor until smooth. Strain purée through fine mesh strainer. Discard seeds and solids, and set aside.

In medium saucepan, bring sugar, 1/2  cup water, orange juice, mint and orange zest to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium, and stir until sugar dissolves. Simmer 7 minutes, or until mixture is reduced to a syrup. Remove from heat, and discard mint. Stir syrup into berry purée. Pour into 8x8-inch pan or baking dish. Cover and freeze overnight.

Using a fork, scrape granita into flakes. Garnish with mint and fresh berries, and serve.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 112
  • Carbohydrate Content: 31 g
  • Fat Content: 0.5 g
  • Fiber Content: 6 g
  • Protein Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 1 mg
  • Sugar Content: 20 g