Cool Off with a Granita

June 12th, 2015 by Desiree Smith

The word “granita” sounds like a mighty fancy treat, but it’s really just a semi-frozen dessert made from water, sugar, fruit and other flavors.  As we move further into summer and temperatures begin to rise, an icy granita is the perfect way to cool down.

If we had to choose just one key tip for making the perfect granita, it would be: make sure you scrape every 30 minutes! The granita is supposed to turn out slushy, and if you let it freeze for too long, you’ll find it very difficult to scrape.

These three granita recipes all use flavors from the Treatology Flavor System. Treatology flavors are ultra-concentrated, so remember to stick to the recommended amounts or you may experience flavor overload. Which flavor will you choose? They’re all delicious and all sure to cool you off on a hot summer day!

Pineapple Mimosa Granita. Prepare to be revived! The acidity of pineapple juice pairs perfectly with Treatology Crisp Champagne Flavor for a clean, refreshing treat. This thirst-quenching ice slush is the perfect antidote to a hot day.

Pineapple Mimosa Granita


Basil Cucumber Granita. Looking for cool, crisp refreshment on steamy summer day? The clean flavor of cucumber accentuates notes of fresh basil with just a hint of sweetness to quench your thirst and cleanse the palate. Serve this icy treat on its own, or in between courses to refresh your taste buds.

Basil Cucumber Granita


Raspberry Peach Granita. Capture fresh summer fruit flavor in an icy treat that is easy to make at home. Fresh, sweet raspberries get pureed and combined with fragrant Treatology Juicy Peach Flavor; club soda offers a bit of effervescence. Serve this pretty pink slushy any time you need a refresher on warmer weather.

Raspberry Peach Granita

Desiree Smith Desiree is the Public Relations Manager at Wilton. She spends her days monitoring media opportunities, working with newspaper, magazine and television contacts, collaborating with bloggers and handling a variety of other odds and ends. Desiree has a degree in journalism and experience writing for newspapers and television. Outside of Wilton, she enjoys running and planning outings with friends.

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