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Mint-Grapefruit Granita


This refreshing granita gets its great texture from a quick blitz in the food processor.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2010


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 2 cups fresh grapefruit juice (from about 3 medium grapefruits), strained
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from about 2 lemons), strained


  1. In a small saucepan, bring sugar, mint, and 1/2 cup water to a boil over medium-high, stirring often, until sugar dissolves, 3 to 5 minutes. In a blender, combine fruit juices and mint syrup and puree on high to combine, 30 seconds. Pour mixture into a nonreactive shallow 2-quart baking dish and freeze until solid, about 6 hours (or up to 3 days).

  2. With a fork, break granita into large chunks. Transfer to a food processor and pulse to form small crystals. Serve immediately, with mint leaves (or cover and freeze, up to 2 hours).

Cook's Notes

Because granitas are made mostly from fruit juice, they're virtually fat-free and high in vitamins.

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