Grapefruit Granita

It’s hard to imagine that just freezing and stirring grapefruit juice can so fully transform it into a frozen dessert—but it does! Grapefruit is a great fruit for a granita, but you can try almost any juice, particularly citrus. Just like oranges, grapefruit are an excellent source of vitamin C. 

Hands-on time:
15 minutes
Total time:
2 hours, 15 minutes

Kitchen Gear

Measuring cup
Measuring spoons
Shallow pan


3 cups grapefruit juice either store-bought or squeezed from around 4 medium-sized grapefruits
1 cup maple syrup, honey, or brown sugar


Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your kitchen gear and ingredients and put them on a clean counter.

  1. Put the juice and maple syrup, honey, or sugar in the pan and mix until combined. Carefully put the pan in the freezer.

  2. Using a fork, stir every 15 minutes until frozen, about 2 hours. After 2 hours, serve, or cover and freeze in individual portions for up to 2 weeks.

Fancy That! Top each serving with 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint leaves.

Did you know? The word granita shares the same root as granular, because the frozen dessert has a grainy texture.