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Chocolate Granita

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 5 ingredients

For something that looks so simple and unassuming, this Chocolate Granita has to be one of the most decadent ices ever made! Imagine for a moment your favorite 70% + dark chocolate transformed into...


  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup sugar, or to taste
  • ⅔ cup 100% cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
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Nutrition Facts


235 cals


8 g

Saturated Fat

5 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

3 g


47 g


37 g


7 g


4 g


11 mg


  1. In a medium saucepan combine the water, sugar, and cocoa powder. Whisk until smooth. Heat over medium-low heat. Once simmering, whisk in the vanilla extract and chocolate. Whisk until the chocolate has melted and is smooth. Taste for sweetness.
  2. Transfer to a 9 x 9 x 2-inch glass baking pan. Leave to cool to room temperature then put in the freezer. After about 45 minutes, with a fork, scrape to form a flaky texture. Continue to scrape the surface every 30 minutes until fluffy and snow-like. Serve immediately or keep in an airtight container in the freezer, scraping every so often to keep a light texture.

Chef Tips

For a perfect taste sensation, find high quality cocoa and chocolate. For cocoa powder, use any brand that’s ‘Dutch processed’. It’s the most ‘chocolatey.’

Registered Dietitian Approved

Our recipes, articles, and videos are reviewed by our oncology-trained dietitians to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society