Strawberry Granita

Granitas are intensely fruit-flavored ices. Served alone, they're zippy, light, and refreshing. Topped with lemon cream, they make a fabulous easy-to-prepare dessert with less than five ingredients.

Strawberry Granita
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
20 mins
Freeze Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 ⅓ cup water

  • cup sugar

  • 4 cup fresh strawberries, stems removed

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • Lemon Cream (see recipe below) (optional)

Lemon Cream

  • cup whipping cream

  • 2 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 teaspoon lemon peel


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine water and sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; set syrup aside to cool while preparing fruit.

  2. Place strawberries in a blender or food processor. Cover and blend or process until smooth; if necessary add about 1/3 cup of the syrup to help puree the berries. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve. Stir strawberry puree and lemon juice into the syrup.

  3. Pour mixture into a 2-quart square baking dish. Cover and freeze mixture about 6 hours or until mixture is completely frozen, stirring after 2 hours and then after every hour.

  4. Just before serving, break up mixture with a fork until fluffy. Spoon mixture into dessert dishes. If desired, serve with Lemon Cream. Makes about 5-1/2 cups.

Lemon Cream

  1. In a medium chilled mixing bowl, beat whipping cream, sugar, and lemon peel with an electric mixer on medium speed or with a whisk until soft peaks form (tips curl).

Triple-Berry Granita:

Prepare as directed, except use 1-1/2 cups strawberries, 1-1/2 cups raspberries, and 1 cup blueberries instead of just strawberries.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

86 Calories
22g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 86
% Daily Value *
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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