• 300g very ripe black cherries, pitted
  • 100g caster sugar, plus extra to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp cherry brandy, optional


  • STEP 1

    Put the cherries into a large pan with 300ml water and the sugar.

  • STEP 2

    Cook gently for 10-15 minutes until the cherries have softened completely.

  • STEP 3

    Whizz in a food processor or blender, then push through a sieve (taste and add a little more sugar if needed).

  • STEP 4

    Stir in the cherry brandy, if using. Pour into a large baking dish and freeze for an hour.

  • STEP 5

    Use a fork to scrape the frozen edges into the middle then freeze again.

  • STEP 6

    Repeat 2 or 3 times at hourly intervals until the granita has set. Serve in small glasses.


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