Grapefruit Granita-sicle

  • prep time5 min
  • total time 10 min
  • serves 4 - 6

Make your own sweet Italian treat to beat the heat!

6 Ratings
Directions for: Grapefruit Granita-sicle



3 cups grapefruit juice

½ cup bitter orange liqueur, such as Campari

½ cup simple syrup, recipe follows

1 pt vanilla gelato, softened

Simple Syrup (Makes about 1/2 cup)

1 cup sugar

1 cup water



1. Stir the grapefruit juice, liqueur and simple syrup together in a large bowl. Transfer to a 9-by-13-inch baking dish and freeze. Scrape the mixture with a fork every hour or so until it is icy and spoonable, about 4 hours total. (Note: After the first scraping or two, you can freeze the granita overnight; just scrape again before serving.)

2. Spoon the granita into serving bowls. Top with a scoop of vanilla gelato and some more granita. Serve immediately.

Simple Syrup (Makes about 1/2 cup)

1. Combine the sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil until the sugar is dissolved. Let cool, then transfer to a container. Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 month.

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