Concord Grape Granita

Kitchen Confidence


  • 1/4 Cup  sugar
  • 2 Cups  Concord grape juice
  •   Grated zest of 1 lime
  • 1/4 Cup  fresh lime juice
  • sprigs fresh mint
  •   Fleur de sel, for garnish

Concord grapes are so sweet and juicy that they seem to explode in your mouth. Using the juice to make an icy granita is one of my favorite ways to enjoy this superfood. The addition of lime provides a nice tart flavor to balance out some of the sweetness. The fresh mint infused into the syrup and the sprinkle of salt gives it a bit of finesse and makes this light dessert even more refreshing. This is a perfect recipe for splurging on a high-quality sea salt like fleur de sel — sprinkled over the granita just before serving will give it a burst of flavor, visual appeal, and even texture.


Recipe courtesy of Kitchen Confidence by Kelsey Nixon


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In a medium saucepan set over medium-high heat, combine the sugar, ½ cup of the grape juice, the lime zest, lime juice, and mint sprigs. Bring to a simmer, stirring to dissolve the sugar, and cook for 3 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat. Let cool for about 20 minutes.

Remove the mint sprigs and stir in the remaining 1½ cups grape juice. Pour the mixture into a 9 by 13-inch glass baking dish. Put the dish into the freezer. Every 30 minutes, scrape the mixture with a fork to break up the ice crystals and to keep the granita light and fluffy. Continue scraping every 30 minutes for at least 2 hours until an icy slush has formed.

Scrape the granita into glasses, sprinkle with a little fleur de sel, and serve.


Calories per serving:

130 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Fat, Low Sodium Fat Free, Low Fat Abs, Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 0g 0%
  • Carbs 136g 45%
  • Saturated 0g 0%
  • Fiber 3g 13%
  • Sugars 123g
  • Monounsaturated 0g
  • Polyunsaturated 0g
  • Protein 1g 2%
  • Sodium 51mg 2%
  • Calcium 86mg 9%
  • Magnesium 46mg 11%
  • Potassium 353mg 10%
  • Iron 2mg 9%
  • Zinc 0mg 2%
  • Phosphorus 57mg 8%
  • Vitamin A 20µg 2%
  • Vitamin C 173mg 288%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 78%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 107%
  • Niacin (B3) 1mg 5%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 12%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 26µg 6%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 1%
  • Vitamin K 2µg 2%
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