Blackberry Granita

Prep Time

4 hours Inactive

Cook Time

20 Minutes


Serves 6-8


Most ingredients are available in Antonio’s Market!


4 cups Water
1 cup Sugar
1 tsp Lemon Juice, Fresh
4 cups Blackberries, Fresh not Frozen

Method of Preparation

1. In a medium saucepan, combine water and sugar.
2. Cook on medium until sugar is dissolved.
3. Remove from heat and set aside.
4. Puree the blackberries with lemon juice.
5. Pour through a strainer to remove the seeds and skins.
6. With the back of a spoon, push the berries through to release all of the juice.
7. Combine the juice with the syrup and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.
8. Transfer the mixture to a baking dish.
9. Freeze until the mixture becomes slushy, approximately 60 minutes.
10. Break up the crystals with a fork and continue freezing, breaking up the crystals a second time after 30 minutes.
11. Repeat process for another 30 minutes.
12. Remove and serve.

Recipe Source

Tastes of Italia Magazine, August 2011 Issue