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Grapefruit Granita

Yield Makes 2 1/2 quarts


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves, chopped
  • 1 (64-ounce) bottle ruby-red grapefruit juice
  • Garnish: fresh mint leaves

How to Make It

  1. Bring sugar and 1 cup water to boil in a saucepan. Turn off heat, add mint, and cover. Let stand 5 minutes. Pour through a fine wire-mesh strainer into shallow, plastic, 1-gallon container; discard mint. Stir in grapefruit juice.

  2. Freeze several hours or overnight. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes before serving. Scrape and shave granita with a fork or ice cream scoop. Serve immediately.