Making Granitas

There’s just something about a granita that helps your guests feel special and pampered. This simple fruit juice and sugar syrup combination uses the same ingredients as a sorbet, but is purposely icy and granular, somewhat like a snow cone in texture, but much more intensely flavored. You can end your meal with a granita, or serve a small portion between courses to refresh the palate.

To create a granita with the Vitamix blender, simply pour the few combined ingredients into a baking pan and freeze. Break the frozen mixture into large pieces with a fork, and pulse several times in the blender on Variable Speed 1 or 2.

Try the granitas below, then invent your own flavors using the Vitamix recipe as a template. For example, many of our fruit juice recipes can be quickly turned into a granita, such as Carrot Juice Plus and Pineapple Juice.

Granitas look beautiful and elegant served in any dessert or martini glass.

Pink Grapefruit Granita
Fine restaurants often serve this simple granita between courses to refresh the diner’s palate. Now you can do the same at home.

Herbed Apple Granita
Tarragon gives a delicious lilt to this apple granita. Create new flavors by experimenting with herbs like mint, cilantro, and basil.