Strawberry Granita

By Jessica Hylton - - Updated
This Strawberry Granita is one of the easiest dessert you’ll ever make! It’s only 3 ingredients, completely healthy and tastes unbelievably delicious!
Strawberry granita in a spoon hovering over the glass.
After the first time I made granita on the blog, I knew there was going to be another time – this Strawberry Granita. If you’re never had granita before, you’re in for a treat friends! If you have, welcome back there lucky friend! Let’s give it a go. 

What is granita made of?

Liquid version of strawberry granita (before it sets) with a lemon half in the background.
Let’s get right into it: what is granita? Here’s a quick extract from my Watermelon Granita recipe:
First things first, granita is an Italia-style flavoured ice. Think, a fancy version of the shaved ice you used to eat as a child. This granita is like a grown up version that still tastes absolutely amazing, except without the pounds of syrup on ice. It is so incredibly refreshing, a real cooler-down in this crazy summer heat and perfect for pretty much every occasion.
Strawberries in a bowl.
Long story short, Gav fell in LOVE with Granita after I made it. He’s been asking for it for the last two years straight so I finally tried out a new flavour. Now I’m the one is also totally head over heels again. 
Two glasses containing watermelon granita.
This Strawberry Granita is EVERYTHING I ever wanted in a ice cone like dessert and more. It’s soooo reminiscent of one of my favourite childhood treats minus all those heavy syrups. So I’m pretty sure if you have kids or younger siblings/relatives that they will adore this. It’s just about the easiest thing you’ll make this summer which is like reason #6572819 to make it. Plus it‘s a great lower calorie dessert to beat the heat this Summer!
A fork scraping watermelon granita.

How long does strawberry granita last in freezer?

It will last for months in the freezer. In reality, probably a week cause you’ll eat it all by then!
Close up of a glass full of watermelon granita.
Stay hydrated friends and eat up and enjoy! 
A spoonful of watermelon granita.

Strawberry Granita

This Strawberry Granita is one of the easiest dessert you’ll ever make! It’s only 3 ingredients, completely healthy and tastes unbelievably delicious!
by: Jessica in the Kitchen
Prep Time 4 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
  • 4 cups 1lb Strawberries, stems removed and chopped
  • 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup or agave nectar


  • Blend the strawberries, lime juice and maple syrup/agave nectar together in a blender or food processor.
  • Pour the mixture into a square 8x8 container of a 5 x 9 loaf pan. Spread it across the container and allows to freeze for at least four hours, preferably overnight. When the mixture has set, use a fork to scrape it gently to form a shaved ice texture.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Calories: 67kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.4g | Protein: 0.8g | Fat: 0.3g | Fiber: 2.3g | Sugar: 11.4g

Disclaimer: Although attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, kindly note that these are only estimates. Nutritional information may be affected based on the product type, the brand that was purchased, and in other unforeseeable ways. will not be held liable for any loss or damage resulting for your reliance on nutritional information. If you need to follow a specific caloric regimen, please consult your doctor first.

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  1. randy E thill says:

    just when my strawberries are all gone! I’ll remember the next time they set fruit!

  2. Yvonne says:

    Hi Jessica! This looks amazing; thank you for posting! I’m definitely going to try it as strawberries are one of my favorite fruits.
    What do you think about also making the recipe with watermelon as a substitute for the berries…? I’ve got LOTS of it here in SC right now and I love the idea of finding another way to eat it that is even more cool and refreshing than usual. I try to follow the local harvest seasons in my eating and cooking and that’s why it occurred to me to ask if the same recipe could carry over to the watermelon season. (though I sure wish the strawberries lasted a bit longer each spring!)

    Thanks, again, for the strawberry granita recipe! I’m always thrilled to find new ways of enjoying strawberries.

  3. 5 stars
    I am just three days into eating a more plant-based eating regimen and simply made this plate of mixed greens today – YUM!! Much obliged to you for the extraordinary serving of mixed greens and dressing.

    • Courtney | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Hi Justin! We’re so happy to hear that! Good luck on the journey and thanks for reading!!

  4. Thank you so much for sharing such valuable information with all of us, really helped me a lot. Keep helping others by

    sharing information.

  5. 5 stars
    Ohh so easy to make! i have to prepare it for my kids. They will love it. Thankyou!

    • Courtney | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Thanks for reading! We hope they enjoy it!!

  6. exactly when my strawberries are altogether gone! I’ll recollect whenever they set organic products!

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Oh man! We, understand tell us how you found the recipe when you do get a chance to try it! Thanks again for reading!

  7. Priya Maha says:

    5 stars
    I totally love this, I am already thinking of all the different kinds of fruits I can use to make this! Thank you for the recipe.

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Priya,

      Thank you so much!!! So happy you enjoyed so much!! 🙂

  8. Kelly says:

    5 stars
    I whipped this up in no time tonight, and it is delicious! It is the perfect evening snack on a 90 degree day. The only thing I adjusted was adding 1 tablespoon of lime and 1 tablespoon of lemon. Yum, and thank you! 🙂

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      We’re so happy that you enjoyed this recipe Kelly! Thank you so much for reading and leaving such a nice comment!

  9. Nancy Clegg says:

    5 stars
    Thanks for sharing the yummy dish. When I was reading it my mouth was literally watering. It looks scrumptious. Appreciated!!!

  10. Sam says:

    Is it lemons or limes? The ingredients says lemons but the method says limes.

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Thanks for reading Sam! we used lemons.

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