Herbed Apple Granita

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Dietary Interest:: gluten-free, low cholesterol, low fat, low sodium, vegan, vegetarian

Herbed Apple Granita


4 cups (960 ml)

Total Time:

4 Hours





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  • 3 cups (720 ml) apple juice
  • 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (48 g) fresh tarragon or mint leaves


  1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10.
  4. Blend for 20 to 30 seconds.
  5. Pour into two standard ice cube trays and freeze until solid, about 4 hours. Let trays thaw at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  6. Place half of the ice cubes into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
  7. Select Variable 1.
  8. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  9. Blend for 20 to 30 seconds, using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades. As mixture begins to freeze, the sound of the motor will change and the mixture will start to flow through the blades. Toward the end of processing, leave the tamper in to encourage formation of four mounds.
  10. Serve immediately.
  11. Blend remaining half of ice cubes and serve.

This recipe has been written for the Vitamix 5200 with Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.

Nutritional Facts

Servings Size 1 cup (240 ml)

Amount Per Serving

Calories 90
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 10 mg
Total Carbohydrate 24 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 22 g
Protein 0 g