Tag Archives: Italian Ice Recipes
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Mandarin Orange Granita

Granita is a dessert ice that originated in Sicily during its Arab occupation. It is also a type of Italian ice however, Italian ice as we know it has a smoother texture and granita has a more granular texture as the name suggests. Granuloso or granulare means granular in Italian. In Sicily, granita is typically […]

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Espresso and Anise Granita: Granita di Caffe e Anice

Granita is a popular frozen Italian dessert that is made with water, sugar, and various flavorings. Originally from Sicily, some of the more traditional and regional flavors are watermelon, lemon, almond, jasmine, mulberry, and coffee. Granita is sort of like sorbet and Italian ice except the granules are much larger. In Sicily, granita is sometimes […]

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Cactus Pear Granita

Cactus Pear Granita

Cactus pears are a popular fruit in Sicily.  These delicious and refreshing succulent fruits are called fichi d’india (Indian fig) or ficurinnia in the dialect.  Next to figs, it’s my second favorite fruit.  Granita is a Sicilian frozen ice dessert similar to sorbet or Italian ice, except the ice crystals are bigger.  Some popular flavors are […]

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