Cherry Granita

Switch up this Sicilian dessert classic with the rich flavours of cherries, lemongrass and lime
Cherry Granita
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Cherry Granita
April 29, 2019
Preparation Time 10 minutes
Cooking Time 5 minutes
Serves 6/8

PHOTO BY Katelyn Allegra
RECIPE BY Katelyn Allegra
FOOD STYLING BY Katelyn Allegra & Cassandra Upton


1 lemongrass stalk, bruised
800g cherries, pitted
70g spinneysFOOD Fine Grain White Sugar
4 cups spinneysFOOD Bottled Water
½ lime, juiced


  • 1

    In a large saucepan, combine the lemongrass, cherries, sugar and water and slowly bring to the boil. Cook for 5 minutes, then allow to stand until cooled

  • 2

    Blend the mixture with the lime juice until smooth, then strain into a large, deep, 20x30cm freezer-proof dish. Freeze until solid – preferably overnight

  • 3

    After about an hour, the granita will have started to freeze. Use a fork to scrape and break up the ice into flaky crystals. Place back into the freezer and repeat this every hour or so, until the granita is fully frozen

  • 4

    Serve in chilled glasses


Our excellent assortment of cherries this year, sourced from Orchard Fruit in Zaragoza, Spain. They grow at different altitudes around the base of the Pyrenees


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