Spiced Zinfandel Granita with Grapes and Cream

Spiced Zinfandel Granita with Grapes and Cream
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
20 mins
Freeze Time:
4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 50 mins
1/2 cup granita and 1 tablespoon grapes each


  • 2 cup red zinfandel or other dry red wine

  • ½ cup sugar

  • ½ cup water

  • 2 3x1-inch strips orange peel

  • ½ cup orange juice

  • 6 inches stick cinnamon

  • ¾ cup pressurized whipped dairy dessert topping (optional)

  • ½ cup seedless red or green grapes, halved


  1. In a small saucepan combine wine, sugar, the water, orange peel, orange juice, and stick cinnamon. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 8 minutes. Cool to room temperature.

  2. Strain mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a 2- or 3-quart metal or glass pan; discard solids. Cover and freeze about 1 hour or until edges are frozen. Scrape surface with the tines of a fork, pulling from the edges into the center. Freeze about 3 1/2 hours more or until the entire mixture resembles shaved ice, scraping the surface every 30 minutes.

  3. To serve, spoon 1/2 cup of the granita into each serving glass or bowl. Top with whipped topping (if desired) and grapes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

115 Calories
18g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 115
% Daily Value *
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Total Sugars 15g
Vitamin C 10mg 50%
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Potassium 52mg 1%
Folate, total 4mcg

*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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