Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall
Active Time
20 Mins
Total Time
20 Mins
Freeze Time
4 Hours 30 Mins
Yield
Serves 8

Looking for a special dessert that won’t require you to turn on the oven? Try this tangy, melt-in-your-mouth pineapple granita. Most granita recipes require scraping the frozen mixture with a fork every 30 minutes, but this version is more hands-off and still produces fluffy ice crystals. Garnish each serving with pineapple leaves and wedges and lime zest curls for a fancy finish.

How to Make It

Step 1

Process first 4 ingredients in a food processor until completely smooth, about 2 minutes. Pour mixture into a 13- x 9-inch dish. Freeze, uncovered, until just set but not completely frozen, 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

Step 2

Rake through granita using a fork, breaking up any large chunks. Return mixture to freezer; freeze until completely set and frozen, 2 to 3 hours. Rake through granita until it is completely broken up and no large chunks remain.

Step 3

Transfer granita to an airtight container. Freeze up to 2 weeks. Sprinkle servings with lime zest.