This is a very simple treat that can be used with your favorite fruit juices to make many different variations. My favorite variation has banana in it. It brings a bit of creaminess to the icy treat. The small bottles of prepackaged juice in the produce section are the perfect amount of juice for this recipe--just pick a flavor! Don't let the mixture freeze completely before you scrape. The secret is to scrape as it freezes.



Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Mix sugar and water together in a glass, microwave-safe, 8x8-inch dish. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Mix with a fork until all sugar is dissolved. Stir in juice.

  • Freeze for 1 hour. Scrape mixture with a fork. Return to the freezer in increments of 30 minutes, scraping with a fork to create small granules after each one. The granita is ready when it resembles icy sand, about 3 hours total.

Cook's Note:

Use any flavor of fruit juice you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

112.8 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 28.7g 9% DV; fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 7.3mg. Full Nutrition