Recipes and Cooking Stone Fruit Granita Choose your favorite stone fruit, and enjoy an icy treat! Perfect for a summer day, this sweet granita recipe can be made with peaches, nectarines, plums, and cherries. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 19, 2018 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Prep Time: 22 mins Stand Time: 5 mins Freeze Time: 8 hrs Total Time: 8 hrs 27 mins Servings: 12 Yield: 6 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 ½ pound very ripe peaches, nectarines, or plums, coarsely chopped, or 2 lb. sweet cherries, halved ½ cup water ⅓ cup sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon vanilla ¼ teaspoon almond extract (optional)* Directions In a medium saucepan combine fruit, the water, and sugar. Bring just to boiling over high heat; reduce heat to medium-high. Cook and stir 2 minutes or until fruit is tender; remove from heat. Stir in remaining ingredients; cool slightly. Transfer mixture to a blender; cover and blend until smooth. Press through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl; discard pulp. Pour fruit puree into a 2-qt. square baking dish. Freeze 2 hours, stirring and scraping frozen mixture off bottom and sides every 30 minutes. Cover and freeze, without stirring, 6 hours more or until firm. Let stand at room temperature 5 to 10 minutes before serving. Scrape surface of granita and spoon into dishes. *Tip Only add the almond extract if you're making the granita with cherries. (Almond naturally enhances cherry flavor.) Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 48 Calories 12g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 12 Calories 48 % Daily Value * Total Carbohydrate 12g 4% Total Sugars 11g Protein 1g Vitamin C 4.8mg 24% Calcium 4mg 0% Iron 0.2mg 1% Potassium 123mg 3% Folate, total 2.9mcg *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.