Raspberry Granita

Absolutely delicious on its own, raspberry granita is also excellent when the zest of a lime is added to the sugar syrup. Serve in a chilled martini glass and garnish with a fresh berry or two and a lime wedge to impress your company.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 4 hours 35 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 8 cups raspberries
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups water


  • Purée the berries in a food processor or blender with the vanilla. Press purée through a strainer to remove seeds.
  • Stir in the sugar and water until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Refrigerate until chilled.
  • Pour into a covered container and place in the freezer for 1 hour. Remove from freezer, and stir the frozen crystals into the center of the container with a fork. Return the container to the freezer, and repeat the process every 30–45 minutes, stirring carefully each time, until you have a fully frozen container of crystallized granita.