White Wine Granita

  • Serves

    makes About 3 Cups


A slightly fruity white wine works best in this light, sweet, boozy granita — we used Chardonnay, but any full-bodied white will do, including Champagne.


  • 2 cups full-bodied white wine
  • 12 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 13 cup water
  • 12 cup sugar
  • Dried apple slices, for serving


Step 1

Place wine, juice, sugar, and ⅓ cup water in a bowl, and whisk until sugar is completely dissolved, about 2 minutes. Pour into a 9" x 13" baking dish, cover with plastic wrap, and place in the freezer. Using the tines of a fork, stir the mixture every 30 minutes, scraping edges and breaking up any ice chunks as the mixture freezes, until granita is slushy and frozen, about 3 hours. Scoop into chilled serving glasses and top with apple slices, if you like.

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