Chocolate Granita is tasty, creamy and refreshing to the palate. Simple preparation makes it a wonderful treat for young and old.
Chocolate Granita

Chocolate Granita
Not too sweet, but always refreshing, Chocolate Granita makes a great ending to a wonderful meal.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4 to 6
  • 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 2 Cups water
  • 1 vanilla bean; split lengthwise
  • 7 ounces bittersweet chocolate; finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/2 Cup whipping cream or creme fraiche
  1. Heat the sugar, water and vanilla bean in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer 10 minutes.
  2. Remove the saucepan from the heat and whisk in the chocolate and cocoa, stirring until the chocolate is completely melted. Remove the vanilla bean.
  3. Pour the mixture into a shallow baking dish and freeze until solid, several hours or overnight.
  4. Whip the cream or creme fraiche to soft peaks. Spoon or scoop the granita into dessert or parfait glasses and top with whipped cream or creme fraiche.
This recipe yields 4 to 6 servings.

Each of 6 servings: 265 calories; 9 mg sodium; 27 mg cholesterol; 32 grams fat; 25 grams carbohydrates; 3 grams protein; 1.19 grams fiber.

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