Easy Fruity Granita

Granita is Italian for “grain,” and the word “grainy” perfectly describes the texture of this style of Italian ice. We recommend scraping the granita with a fork just before serving.


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup orange juice or your favorite juice or fruit nectar


1. Bring water to a simmer in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool completely.

2. Add juice and stir to combine.

3. Transfer mixture to an 8-inch square cake pan or a plastic container with a tight-fitting lid to avoid spills. Freeze. Scrape with a fork.

Per serving: 125 Calories, 0g Fat, 0 mg Cholesterol, 1mg Sodium, 32g Carbohydrate, 0g Fiber, 0.5g Protein

This recipe is by Karen Berman and originally appeared as Fruity Granita on relish.com with photography by Jessica Merchant.

For more granitas on relish.com, check out the following:

Strawberry Wine Granita

Easy Lemonade Granita

Espresso Granita


Nancy Collins
Nancy Collins2 years ago

looks delicous!!!!

Janis K.
Janis K.2 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Heidi Aubrey
Heidi Aubrey2 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Rhonda B.
Rhonda B.2 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Lindsay Kemp
Lindsay Kemp2 years ago

These look great!

Jennifer C.
Past Member 2 years ago


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Sounds good,thanks for sharing

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen2 years ago

Thank you :)

Lynn C.
Lynn C.2 years ago