A great dessert hits many different flavor notes. Case in point: this refreshing granita recipe. You’ve got your sweet and floral pineapple, a tart spike of lime, and a fiery ginger syrup to tie it all together. If you’ve never had a granita, think of it like a grown-up snow cone. The key is to let the mixture freeze and then rake it with a fork to create melt-in-your-mouth icy flakes. The next step is cueing up hot summer night and a beach to enjoy your frosty treat.

Dawn Perry


Credit: Victor Protasio

Recipe Summary

30 mins
5 hrs 30 mins
8 servings


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine ginger, sugar, and ½ cup water in a small pot over medium-high. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Let cool slightly, then strain. Discard ginger.

  • Combine pineapple, ginger syrup, and lime juice in a food processor and process until smooth. Transfer to an 8-by-8-inch baking dish and spread into an even layer. Freeze until firm, about 4 hours. Remove from freezer and rake with a fork. Cover with plastic wrap and return to freezer for at least 1 hour or up to 1 week.

  • Top with salt and serve with lime wedges.