Wow your party guests with this raspberry granita recipe! Crafted from nothing more than fresh fruit, lemon juice and simple syrup, frozen granitas are Italy’s delicious alternative to the more traditionally creamy sorbet.
We love serving these sweetly-tart treats year-round, using whatever fresh fruits are in season.
Watch our video on how to make simple syrup!
Raspberry Granita Recipe
- 3 1/2 cups raspberries
- 1 cup simple syrup, cold
- juice of 1 - 2 lemons
- fresh mint, for garnish, optional
- Purée 3 cups of fresh raspberries (reserve the rest for garnish) and simple syrup in a food processor or blender. Add additional syrup and lemon juice to taste.
- Strain mixture for seeds (or leave them in for a more rustic flavor) and pour into a shallow dish. Freeze until mostly firm, approximately 2 hours.
- Remove and stir with large fork to break up crystals and re-mix ingredients. Return to freezer until ready to serve