Pink Grapefruit Granita

Pink Grapefruit Granita - The most amazing treat for a hot day, only 2 ingredients! | #summer #granita #grapefruit #dessert #frozen

Now I’m sure all of you know by now that I love lemon (I mean, come on, it’s my logo), and another favourite fruit of mine is avocado (Exhibits A, B, and C). I recently made mint lemon granita but didn’t blog it because I was sans-camera at a friend’s house, and OH MY GOD. Granita, be still my heart. It is possibly my most favourite thing ever now. But I hereby introduce you to my latest granita with my third favourite fruit: Pink Grapefruit Granita. This stuff is life-changing, man.

Pink Grapefruit Granita, how would I describe you? You are bright, you are delicious, you are refreshing on a hot summer day.

You only have two ingredients, and all the equipment you need to make it is a fork, a freezer, and a 9×13 cake pan.

Because Italians know where it’s at, sweet, simple, and delicious.

And when I ran out of ice for my long island iced tea, I added a scoop of you and it rocked my world. Excuse me while I go make some more. I used 3 grapefruits and made a mini batch in an hour for myself. Too delicious.

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Pink Grapefruit Granita - The most amazing treat for a hot day, only 2 ingredients! | #summer #granita #grapefruit #dessert #frozen

Recipe from David Lebovitz’ The Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments

Pink Grapefruit Granita
Serves: 8-10 servings (or 4-5 if you
  • - 4 cups grapefruit juice (I used 5 large grapefruits)
  • - ¾ cup white sugar
  1. Juice your grapefruits, also make space in your freezer for a 9x13 baking sheet to lie flat.
  2. Either using a small saucepan, or a microwaveable glass container, heat up 1 cup grapefruit juice and ¾ cup sugar at 30 second intervals until the sugar has dissolved (stirring between intervals).
  3. Once the sugar has dissolved, combine the sugar grapefruit syrup and the rest of the grapefruit juice.
  4. Transfer to the 9x13 baking sheet, and freeze for 30 minute intervals, using a fork to scrape and break up the ice pieces until it resembles glittery, shaved ice. This may take 3-4 hours depending on the strength of your freezer.
  5. Serve immediately, because if left in the freezer for long without some scraping/breaking up with a fork, the pieces will stick together and you'll kind of have frozen chunks of shaved ice. (Plus, my batch barely lasted that long anyway).

See an ingredient listed that’s not in your pantry?

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About Lisa Le

Lisa is the twenty-something, nerdy, procrastinating, feminist blogger and photographer behind Je suis alimentageuse. She loves lemons, avocado, butternut squash, and is a bookworm.


  1. Heidi L says:

    Vegan books and products

  2. I would buy a food processor and a bread machine!

  3. I’d buy a kindle and some jazz CD’s.

    • Good choices! I use a kindle app on my Nexus 7 tablet and it’s AMAZING. So many books =). What kind of jazz do you like? I love me some classic Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong, but I used to play a lot of jazz on piano and trumpet when I was younger so I recognize a lot of the classics, I just don’t know the name/composer.

  4. I’d buy a self-freezing ice cream maker.

  5. A splurge would be a stand mixer, and maybe an ice cream attachment!!

  6. Shannon C says:

    I would definitely splurge on fancy baking supplies too. And a nice grill pan!

  7. Marie Pellerin says:

    I would buy Raw Food books, Food istory Books, and an awesome coffee mill!

  8. Candace says:

    I for sure need a food processor… and a healthy supply of K-cups :)

  9. I would want a high speed blender!

  10. I so wish for a high speed blender but also to finally give something to my best bud who has given to me more times than I can count.
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  11. I’d splurge on a cappuccino maker – I’ve just discovered my new found love for cappuccinos! And if I had any left over, I’d buy a new microwave :)
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  12. Jenny Tetrault says:

    Food processor!!! I NEED ONE!!!

  13. This looks awesome, Lisa! We just found a new favorite Mexican restaurant that serves these. They have really cool flavor combos – I think the one I got was Raspberry Jalapeno. With a shot of vodka ;)
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  14. jennifer says:

    I’d probably splurge on a juicer and k cups

  15. Oh!! I want so may things!!! A cappuccino maker for moi :) and ice cream maker for the ids and I’ll let my hubby pick the color of a pan..kidding ;) he can pick something too :)

  16. Becca Entenberg says:

    I’d splurge on cookbooks!

  17. val bobias says:

    Oooh what wouldn’t I buy.?! I would live to splurge on cook books and maybe one of those new
    Popsicle makers. :)

  18. I’d buy all things cooking related! Sometimes it’s hard to find the things you need up here in Alaska and Amazon is my go to source!
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  19. I would get vegan cookbooks, maybe a new blender and for sure a panini press!

  20. I’d buy another lens for my camera.


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