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Beat the Heat with a Homemade Granita (No Ice Cream Maker Necessary!)

If you’ve never made a granita, a frozen Italian dessert made from sugar, water and assorted flavors, trust us when we assure you that you’re missing out. Originally from the island of Sicily, granitas have a texture that’s grainier than sorbets and Italian ice, but finer than snow cones, and in restaurants, they’re often served as desserts or as palate cleansers in between courses. Some common flavors include citrus and other fruit, coffee and tea, or wines and liqueurs.

 

The greatest thing about making a granita is the fact that anyone can do it. No ice cream maker or popsicle molds? No problemâ

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