gra·​ni·​ta | \ grə-ˈnē-tə How to pronounce granita (audio) \

Definition of granita

: a coarse-textured ice confection typically made from fruit

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After lunch, a siesta was followed by a fig and almond granita at cult gelateria, Da Alfredo, in the port town of Lingua on Salina. Skye Mcalpine, Vogue, "Pistachio Pesto and Almond Granita: Skye McAlpine Discovers the Tastes of the Aeolian Islands," 23 Aug. 2018 Who wouldn’t want to smell as refreshing as a granita when the humidity hits? New York Times, "This Summer, Smell Like Fruit Salad," 2 July 2018 At Hanjan in New York, chef Hooni Kim makes an exceptional mul naengmyeon, a dish of buckwheat or sweet-potato-starch noodles served in a frozen beef broth that’s more granita than soup. Eleanore Park, WSJ, "How to Eat to Beat the Heat, Korean Style," 8 Aug. 2018 All of these recipes are easy and take less than a half-hour to put together, plus some waiting time – baking the crumbles, and waiting for the granita to freeze – no big deal. Ellise Pierce, star-telegram, "It's time to start cooking with summer’s tasty top prize — Texas peaches," 10 July 2018 Into blender, add mint leaves and frozen granita cubes. Micah Morton, Redbook, "Complete Your Summer With This Genius Frozen Granita," 14 June 2016 Osteria, on North Broad Street, offers a new spin on those: a Lazzi, made with an Aperol-grapefruit granita and served with prosecco, and a twist on a Negroni called a Broken Plot. Allison Steele,, "Cocktails for all-day (and all-night) drinking sessions," 23 May 2018 Dinner starts off with a complimentary palate cleansing grapefruit granita (made with tequila and dry ice) and ends with a whimsical spin on cotton candy with pop-rocks sprinkled on top. Jessi Walker, Marie Claire, "Weekend Travel Guide: Where to Stay, Eat and Drink in Boston," 22 May 2018 The menu includes items such as oysters with soju granita ($2.75), hand torn noodles with spicy lamb sofrito ($14), and pork belly and mung bean pancakes ($10). Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "A guide to eating 2017 James Beard Award-winning food in Chicago," 24 June 2017

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First Known Use of granita

1869, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for granita

Italian, from feminine of granito, past participle of granire

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