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 The best lemon granita on the island (and arguably in the world) is served at bar Da Alfredo in Lingua. Nicky Swallow, Travel + Leisure, 11 Nov. 2020 Go frozen without extra kitchen tools by combining sweet vermouth, fresh orange juice, orange liqueur and simple syrup, and freezing into a granita that’s low alcohol by volume. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, 17 July 2020 This nice-looking set is great for baking and other kitchen tasks, in addition to granita-making. Elizabeth Wallace, CNN Underscored, 6 July 2020 Top with a dollop of cardamom cream, followed by another spoonful of granita and more cardamom cream. Maria Zizka, Los Angeles Times, 30 Aug. 2019 A few minutes before serving the granita, combine the cream and cardamom in a medium bowl. Maria Zizka, Los Angeles Times, 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, 12 Oct. 2019 Layer a spoonful of espresso granita in the bottom of a pretty glass or small bowl. Maria Zizka, Los Angeles Times, 30 Aug. 2019 Turn to granita, the cousin of an Italian ice or shaved ice. Washington Post, 8 Aug. 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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“Granita.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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