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

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Credit: Victor Protasio

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
30 mins
total:
5 hrs 30 mins
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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