This pineapple ginger and cilantro granita makes for a light and refreshing warm weather dessert.
Want a cool and refreshing treat to beat the summer heat? Then this granita may be just what you’re looking for.
Frosty and cool, granitas are the ultimate summer dessert. Lighter than ice cream and easier than sorbet, they’re a not too sweet finish to any meal or a nice afternoon treat to combat the fiercest of heat waves.
Those sweltering summer days may not quite be here yet, but don’t let that stop you because this pineapple, ginger, cilantro granita is really a breeze to make, all you need is a little freezer space. With only 4 ingredients, dessert doesn’t get any simpler, you just blend, freeze and scrape, no ice cream machine needed.
And with the addition of %100 pure coconut water from C2O there’s not even any added sugar, just whole pineapple and coconut water with a hint of ginger for spice and cilantro for freshness. The natural sweetness of coconut water is a wonderful complement to the tropical flavors of pineapple and ginger.
Using coconut water also makes the granita extra refreshing and hydrating on a hot day thanks to naturally occurring electrolytes like potassium and sodium. I like to use C2O pure coconut water because it’s unsweetened, 100% natural coconut water that’s not from concentrate. The brand is non-gmo verified and comes in bpa free cans which I appreciate as well. It’s also easy to find everywhere (they are even launching for the first time at Walgreens this summer!)
If you’re an ardent cilantro hater, you can omit it but otherwise I encourage you to be brave and include it as it gives the granita a unique and complex flavor that will surprise you in the best way. It’s sophisticated and a bit unexpected, but entirely refreshing.