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Strawberry Mint Limeade Granita

Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Keyword easy recipe, frozen treat, granita, italian, lime, mint, strawberry, summer recipe
Servings 6 servings
Author Lokness


  • 2 cups drinking water
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries (rinsed and hulled)
  • 4 - 5 mint leaves
  • 5 tablespoons lime juice (about 2 – 3 limes)


  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine water and sugar. Cook and stir until sugar dissolved. Remove from heat and cool for about 45 minutes.
  • Place the strawberries, 4 mint leaves and the lime juice in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Add half of the cooled sugar syrup. Taste and adjust with more mint leaves and sugar syrup. Make sure the mixture is slightly sweeter than you want, because it will be less sweet once it is frozen.
  • Transfer the mixture to a flat-bottomed 9 x 13-inch baking or glass dish. Keep in the freezer and chill for 30 minutes.
  • Stir the mixture thoroughly with a fork and freeze again for 30 minutes. Continue to freeze for another 4 hours, scraping and breaking the mixture with a fork every 30 minutes. Scoop to serving cups and serve immediately.


  1. Syrup can be made ahead. Keep in the fridge until ready to use. 
  2. Make sure NOT to use a non-stick pan when freezing the granite. You don’t want to scrape up any non-stick coating while mixing the granita.
  3. For storage, transfer the finished granita in an air-tight container. Enjoy within a week.