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RECIPE: Grapefruit Granita

Granita is light, low-calorie and crunchier than sorbet. You don’t use an ice cream maker; instead, the ice crystals form in a pan in the freezer and are broken up every few hours.

This recipe uses Texas Rio Star Grapefruit, grown in the Rio Grande Valley in southernmost Texas.

They are more red in color than Ruby Red grapefruit, so have a more lovely color. If you can’t obtain them, you can substitute other red or pink grapefruit, but they may not have the same sweetness.

Ingredients For 4 Servings

  • 3 Texas Rio Star grapefruit, juiced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Garnish: mint leaves


    [1] It’s easy to make granita with fruit (or coffee), sugar and an ice cube tray (photo courtesy TexaSweet Citrus).

    1. COMBINE the grapefruit juice and sugar and bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves.

    2. LET the mixture cool down and pour it into a flat pan with high sides. Place in freezer. Once ice crystals start to form…

    3. USE a fork to stir vigorously, breaking up the crystals. Return to the freezer. Do this every half hour for about four hours.

    4. Once the granita is totally frozen, fluff it with a fork and give it another half hour in the freezer to solidify. Serve with a mint leaf garnish.


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