Coconut Water Granita

strawberry-coconut granita recipe
Photo: Kirsten Francis
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 10 mins

Nothing cools you off faster than a granita, the Italian shaved-ice delight. This one, made with coconut water, is a real catch: it's uncommonly refreshing and stunningly simple to make.


  • 4 cups coconut water, preferably raw, such as Harmless Harvest (see Cook's Note)

  • ¼ cup superfine sugar

  • Sliced strawberries, for garnish

  • Toasted unsweetened coconut flakes, for garnish


  1. Combine coconut water and sugar in a 2-quart baking dish; stir to dissolve sugar. Freeze until solid, at least 4 hours and up to 1 month (covered if freezing longer than a day).

  2. Using the tines of a fork, scrape surface to create ice crystals; transfer to serving bowls or glasses; top with strawberries and coconut flakes and serve immediately.

Cook's Notes

This granita will mimic the color of the coconut water that is used in the recipe; for a pink color, look for the Harmless Harvest brand of raw unprocessed coconut water in the refrigerated beverage section of your grocery store.

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