Summertime is perfect for enjoying cool and refreshing treats like Blueberry Granita. This easy recipe only requires a few ingredients and is simpler to make than you would imagine. Enjoy this delicious dessert by itself, or serve it as a unique addition to your next dessert buffet.
Raise your hand if you love blueberries!
Some of our favorite recipes are these Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes, Blueberry Banana Smoothie, and Quinoa Muffins.
In addition to enjoying them for breakfast, I am a bit obsessed with fruit-based desserts.
This Blueberry Granita recipe is my idea of dessert perfection, and I think you will love it too.
Ingredients for Making Berry Granita
- Berries: You can use any type of berry you like for this recipe. I used fresh blueberries, but feel free to experiment with raspberries, blackberries, or a mixture of berries.
- Sweetener: I used Swerve, which is a natural sugar replacement. You could also use honey, agave nectar, or regular sugar.
- Lemon Juice: This helps balance the sweetness and adds brightness to the granita.
- Water: This is used to thin out the mixture so that it will freeze properly.
Tips & Tricks for the Best Berry Granita
- Use fresh or frozen berries: I used fresh berries for this recipe, but you could also use frozen. If using frozen, there is no need to thaw them first.
- Experiment with different types of berries: This recipe is versatile, and you can use any berry you like. Raspberries, blackberries, and mixed berries would all be delicious. (Just be conscious of seeds and don’t skip the straining step.)
- The Best Type of Dish for Berry Granita: I recommend using an 8×11 inch baking dish or a similar size container when making this granita. You want a shallow dish so the mixture will freeze evenly.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, this is a great make-ahead recipe. The granita will keep in the freezer for up to 2 months.
What type of berries can I use?
Tools Needed to Make This Blueberry Granita Recipe
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- Small saucepan
- Fine Mesh Strainer
- Baking Dish
You can store granita in a sealed container in the freezer for up to two months.
How to Make Blueberry Granita
First, add the berries, sweetener, lemon juice, and water to a small saucepan.
Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat and allow it to cool. Once it has cooled, pour the mixture into a blender and blend until it is smooth. If you don’t have your blender, a food processor works.
Pour the blueberry mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl. Discard the solids that are left in the strainer.
Pour the strained mixture into a shallow glass baking dish. (Ceramic also works - I do not recommend using metal.) Place the dish in the freezer for 45 minutes.
After 45 minutes, use a large fork to scrape away any frozen sections from the edges of the pan. Stir the mixture in the center of the pan.
Place the dish back in the freezer. Scrape the mixture with a fork every 45 minutes, until the granita is completely frozen. This process will take a few hours.
To serve, scrape the granita one last time and scoop it into serving dishes. Enjoy!
More Dessert Recipes to Try
- Air Fryer Sugar Cookies are the perfect solution for when you want to make cookies without heating your oven.
- For a delicious treat that is always a hit, give these Strawberry Truffles a try.
- No-Bake Mini Chocolate Tarts are an easy way to get your chocolate fix in.
- Spritz Cookies with Jam are a holiday favorite that never gets old.
- 4 cups blueberries
- 6 tablespoons sugar I used Swerve
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 cup water
- Combine blueberries, sugar, lemon juice in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool. Pour into a blender and process until smooth.
- Place a fine metal strainer over a bowl and drain. Discard solids. Pour into an 11 x 8 baking dish.
- Freeze for 45 minutes. Take a large fork and scrape frozen sections away from the edges of the pan. Stir center. Scrape every 45 minutes, until the mixture is completely frozen.
- Scrape again just before serving.
Mmmm that sounds so delicious! I can't wait to make one of these for me and my husband!
This looks so yummy. We are going Blueberry picking next weekend. Now I know what I am going to make with some of them. Thanks for the recipe.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
AHHHH! That looks so amazing. I need this in my life immediately.
That look so good! I could seriously eat my weight in that stuff. Om nom nom.
This looks so good! I love granitas in the summer, they are so refreshing!
This looks really good. I love the bright colors.
Jeanine @ sixtimemommy.com
This looks just awesome! I love the colour. I have never seen or heard of blueberry granita before sounds really neat!
Now this sounds like an awesome use of blueberries. I'd love to try it out. It certainly looks impressive!
Kristi Nelson Renner
Oh that looks so delicious!. I can almost taste it if only the screen wasn't in the way. Now I am craving it.
This recipe sounds great but in the directions, you say to add orange and lemon juice but an amount of orange juice is not in the list of ingredients.
Sorry about that! I changed it from the time I wrote it but forgot to change the instructions. It is corrected now!
This looks like the perfectly refreshing recipe for a hot afternoon! This looks amazing!
We love visiting Florida specifically FOR its produce. The best selection. This seriously looks SO good!
I am currently wishing I had this sitting in front of me. It looks so refreshing!
Ora Lee Gurr
The recipe for blueberry granita sounds so yummy. It will be a hit around the house come summertime.
Our Family World
Looks like a great way to enjoy blueberries! I do get fresh produce as often as they are available and I am going to make blueberry granita too when I see some at the Farmers market in our area. Thank you for the recipe!
That looks so delicious. I have a freezer full of fresh blueberries. I have to put this recipe to work
Ok, this is totally a delicious! I would love to make a batch for my husband and I.
What a great way to use the blueberries. I have some in the 'fridge right now, but not enough to make this yet, I'll have to pick up more.
This sounds like an easy enough recipe! I've never tried to make a granita before. Blueberry would be so delicious!
I love Blue Berries. This recipe sounds good. I would love to try this. It is easy and fast 🙂
I've never had a granita before. Looks like the ingredients are easy to get and this is great for the hotter months approaching.
Michelle Kneece Waller
This looks pretty interesting. I bet it would taste great with some apples with it.
Looks like a great alternative to sugary sorbet. I'll have to try this during the summer!
That looks so delicious! I love berries and it would be the PERFECT summer dessert!
This recipe sounds so easy and healthy to make. Thanks for the recipe
I love Blueberries so I sure I would love this BLUEBERRY GRANITA. Looks delicious
Emily, Our house now a home
This looks delicious and so refreshing! I am originally from California and now live in Wisconsin. Every time we go back I feel the same way you described about Florida. I also love the abundance of fresh fruit in California!
This looks good! I would love to try it out and the recipe seems fairly simple to do.
I love Blueberries and this granita is good during summer. I know it fights with internal heat too.
This granita recipe looks amazing to me! I absolutely love blueberries, and I always have them in my fridge. I will have to make this soon, looks just so perfectly refreshing!
WOW! That looks really yummy. I'm sure it tastes just as good as well. I love blueberry and making a granita is perfect for the summer weather.
I love love love blueberries and it would be awesome to make this one of these days! I wouldn't mind making this in the summer either!
I need some of this like, right now.