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Concord Grape Granita

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 4 ingredients

Concord grapes are one of the joys of the fall — the inspiration for this simple Concord Grape Granita. It’s utterly delicious and a wonderful way to eat this unique aromatic fruit. And since...


  • 2 cups Concord grapes, washed and stemmed
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar (or to taste)
  • Water, to cover
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Nutrition Facts


68 cals


0 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

0 g


18 g


17 g


1 g


0 g


1 mg


  1. Put the grapes into a small saucepan and cover with water. Add the sugar and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down to a simmer and cover. Cook for 20 - 30 minutes or until the skins are soft and the liquid syrupy. Add the lemon juice and cook 5 minutes more.
  2. Press the fruit and syrup through a medium sieve into a ceramic bowl and let cool. Discard the seeds and any of the few tough skins that may be left behind in the sieve.
  3. When the liquid is cool, put into the freezer. Every 15 to 20 minutes or so, scrape the icy crystals that form on the sides into the liquid. Keep doing this until the bowl is completely full of snowy textured crystals. Serve immediately or leave in the freezer until you are ready. If the granita hardens, fluff it up again with a fork.

Chef Tips

Although they aren’t so deliciously aromatic, this recipe will work well with other red or black skinned grapes. Be careful when adding the sugar though. Because of the grapes’ natural sweetness, a little sugar goes a long way.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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