Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Robyn Valarik
AuthorAmy Machnak,
Easier and icier than sorbet, a granita is especially refreshing made with tangy rhubarb.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

In a wide pot, cook rhubarb, sugar, salt, and 2 1/2 cups water over medium heat, stirring often and mashing with a spoon if needed, until rhubarb turns to mush.

Step 2
2

Pour mixture through a strainer into a bowl and rub with the back of a ladle to push through as much of the rhubarb as possible.

Step 3
3

Transfer to a shallow pan and freeze until firm, stirring and scraping with a fork every hour if possible, about 4 hours total. Scrape up granita with fork and spoon into bowls.

4

Makes 3 cups (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Ingredients

 4 cups roughly chopped rhubarb
 1 cup sugar
 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Directions

Step 1
1

In a wide pot, cook rhubarb, sugar, salt, and 2 1/2 cups water over medium heat, stirring often and mashing with a spoon if needed, until rhubarb turns to mush.

Step 2
2

Pour mixture through a strainer into a bowl and rub with the back of a ladle to push through as much of the rhubarb as possible.

Step 3
3

Transfer to a shallow pan and freeze until firm, stirring and scraping with a fork every hour if possible, about 4 hours total. Scrape up granita with fork and spoon into bowls.

4

Makes 3 cups (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Rhubarb Granita