Pineapple, Lime & Ginger Granita


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Appears in

Balance and Harmony

By Neil Perry

Published 2008

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Granitas are so easy and simple. Just about any fruit juice can be seasoned with sugar and frozen in a tray, then raked with a fork to create a refreshing ice dessert.

The other thing about granitas is that they go well with sliced raw or poached fruit. Serve them in a nice glass for a stunning presentation.


  • 1 large pineapple, juiced (about 400 ml/14 fl oz)
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 small knob of ginger, peeled and juiced
  • 2–3 tablespoons caster (superfine) sugar


    Whisk together the pineapple, lime and ginger juice with the sugar until the sugar has completely dissolved. Pour the mixture into a shallow metal tray and freeze until firm. Remove the tray from the freezer and break up the ice with a fork to form the granita. Serve immediately, or freeze until ready to serve.