Pineapple Basil Granita Recipe

Need to cool down from the sweltering summer sun?

Looking for a refreshing sipper? Turn to the season’s bounty of sweet, juicy pineapples and make a fruity granita.

Pineapple Basil Granita Recipe

Trinka Gonzales
Need to cool down from the sweltering summer sun?
Prep Time 6 hours 30 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 30 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Others
Servings 6


Pineapple Basil Granita Ingredients

  • 1 Cup water
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 loose cup fresh basil leaves washed and torn
  • 1 (2 1/2 kilo) pineapple peeled, cored, and chopped


  • Combine water, sugar and basil leaves in a pot. Bring to a boil until sugar is completely dissolved. Take off heat and allow to steep for 10 to 15 minutes. Strain out basil leaves; cool and refrigerate syrup until ready to use.
  • Place chopped pineapple and half the basil sugar syrup in a blender; blend until smooth. Continue adding syrup until desired sweetness is reached (you may or may not use all of it). Strain mixture into a bowl; strain a second time into a freezer-safe dish. Freeze for at least 6 hours.
  • Scrape granita using a fork to form icy crystals. Do this every 30 minutes to prevent granita from melting. Scoop granita into cups and serve immediately.
Keyword pineapples
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