Black Cherry Granita Recipe

Easy granita recipes

Granita makes a great dinner party palate cleanser or refreshing dessert. Try our versions, from boozy gin and tonic to juicy black cherry

Looking for granita recipes? Want an easy dinner party dessert? Try our ideas and twists.


If you’re after more ideas for refreshing sweet treats, take a look at our easy sorbet recipes and best ice cream recipes. We also have plenty of great summer dessert ideas for the warmer months. 

Granita recipes

Gin and tonic granita

This boozy granita is ideal in summer and a great shout for gin lovers. It’s quick, easy and super refreshing, the perfect way to finish a rich, heavy meal.

Gin and Tonic granita

Black cherry granita

Try our juicy, fruity, black cherry granita. It’s super quick and easy to make and looks really impressive with its deep purple colour. Ideal for entertaining.

Black Cherry Granita Recipe

Raspberry granita with balsamic caramel

Try this raspberry granita with balsamic caramel to get your taste buds tingling. The natural sweetness of the sharp Italian vinegar works brilliantly with the zing of the soft fruit. We serve it here with a scoop of vanilla ice cream as a dessert.

Raspberry granita with balsamic caramel

Calvados and apple granité

From food writer Felicity Cloake, this recipe for a light but punchy granita was inspired by a dessert she had in Normandy. It’s a great way to end a meal of rich, French-style food.

Apple Granita Recipe with Calvados (Calvados and Apple Granite)

Melon granita with cardamom cream


This recipe for melon granita makes for a great summery dessert. The contrast between the icy, fruity granita and the silky, spiced cardamom cream makes it a winning way to finish a meal. It’s really easy to prepare, too.

melon granita with cardamom cream

Limoncello granita

You only need two more ingredients besides the Italian lemon-based liqueur to make this zesty, refreshing granita. It’s a great one to do the day – or even week – before you have friends round.

lemoncello granita