Fall in love with one of the best Italian summer treats and learn how to make strawberry Sicilian granita at home! vegan dessert recipe by The Petite Cook

How To Make Strawberry Sicilian Granita

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: dairy-free, gluten-free, granita, sicilian, strawberry, vegan
Prep Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings: 10
Author: The Petite Cook
Learn how to make authentic strawberry Sicilian granita at home, and enjoy one of the best Italian summer treats! Granita is also naturally gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan!
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  • 1 lt water
  • 600 gr fresh strawberries, chopped (21 oz)
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 200 gr caster sugar (7 oz)


  • In a large blender add half the strawberries and half the water and blend until pureed.
  • Fold in the remaining strawberries and water, add the sugar and lemon juice and blend until creamy and well combined.
  • Transfer the granita mixture into a large metal container ( it will shorten freezing times than using a plastic one) cover, and transfer in the freezer.
  • Refrigerate for half an hour, then stir vigorously the mixture to break any ice crystals.
  • Repeat every 30 minutes, for 2-3 times, or until your granita has reached a velvety sorbet-like texture. Alternatively, you can blend the mixture with a hand blender every 45 min.
  • For the ice cream maker version:
  • Follow step 1.
  • Transfer the granita mixture into a cooled ice cream maker bucket.
  • Start the machine and allow it to work the mixture for 30 min or until it reaches a creamy sorbet-like icy texture.
  • Once ready, it's best to eat your granita straight away.