3-Ingredient Cherry Granita Recipe: Fresh Cherry Granita Is a Refreshing Sicilian Dessert by 30Seconds Food

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3-Ingredient Cherry Granita Recipe: Fresh Cherry Granita Is a Refreshing Sicilian Dessert

Granita is semi-frozen dessert that's made with sugar, water and fruit. Granitas are originally from Sicily, but now popular throughout Italy – and in America. If you can't get fresh cherries for this easy cherry granita recipe, use frozen. So good!

Cuisine: Italy
Prep Time: 4 hours to overnight
Cook Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours to overnight


  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups frozen pitted cherries
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put the water and sugar in a saucepot. Cook on low until sugar has melted. Cool.
  2. In a blender, puree the cherries with the lime juice until smooth.
  3. Stir together the sugar water and cherries. Pour the mixture into a shallow baking pan.
  4. Freeze the granita until solid, about 4 hours or overnight.
  5. To serve, use a fork and scrape the granita. Spoon into serving glasses or bowls.

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
So delicious, I love this idea! #cheers
Amazing treat! 🍒
Absolutely love this idea.

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