8 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
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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. Find more ways to use limoncello.
Watermelon and mint granita
Cold watermelon is a super-refreshing treat on a hot day – this granita takes it a step further. Check out more of our watermelon recipes.
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.
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. Find out how to make the perfect gin and tonic.
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.
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.
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.
Redcurrant and sweet wine granita
Take advantage of the August glut of tart, fruity redcurrants to make this refreshing granita. The amount of sugar you need will depend on the sharpness of the redcurrants.
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