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

Definition of granita

: a coarse-textured ice confection typically made from fruit

Examples of granita in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Top with a dollop of cardamom cream, followed by another spoonful of granita and more cardamom cream. Maria Zizka, Los Angeles Times, "Five or Fewer: Chill out with these summertime sweets," 30 Aug. 2019 A few minutes before serving the granita, combine the cream and cardamom in a medium bowl. Maria Zizka, Los Angeles Times, "Five or Fewer: Chill out with these summertime sweets," 30 Aug. 2019 My favorite is the labneh mousse, as airy as Italian meringue and crisscrossed with seasonal-fruit granita. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, "Miss Ada and Golda’s Modern Spins on Middle Eastern Cooking," 12 Oct. 2019 Layer a spoonful of espresso granita in the bottom of a pretty glass or small bowl. Maria Zizka, Los Angeles Times, "Five or Fewer: Chill out with these summertime sweets," 30 Aug. 2019 Turn to granita, the cousin of an Italian ice or shaved ice. Washington Post, "6 no-bake desserts to make when it’s too darn hot," 8 Aug. 2019 Compton uses yellow chartreuse to highlight the sweetness of the fruit, while Giffen garnishes a briny mix of clam and cucumber with a green-chartreuse-and-melon granita. New York Times, "Jell-O as Art, Apocalypse-Ready Clothing and More," 30 Aug. 2019 The brittle meringue forms a teepee around layers of smooth, milk chocolate mousse, grassy chervil granita, and tart buttermilk foam. Fortune, "Restaurant Review: Iceland’s Slippurinn Is an Ephemeral Culinary Destination," 11 Aug. 2019 This is the season for granitas, a flaky ice dessert not dissimilar to shaved ice. Kari Sonde, Washington Post, "6 berry-filled treats to light up your Fourth of July celebration," 1 July 2019

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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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25 May 2020

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“Granita.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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