Cantaloupe Granita

Chef Jason K. Morse, CEC  |  Ace Hardware Grill Expert  |  Owner, 5280 Culinary

Yield: ½ gallon Granita (serves 10-12 ppl) | Prep time: 5 Minutes | Freeze time: 3 hours (approx.)


  • 1 ea Colorado Cantaloupe, Wash, peel and diced
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice or Lime Juice
  • ½ cup Granulated Sugar
  • ½ cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla, Paste or Extract


How To Make Simple Syrup:

  1. Place ½ cup of water in small sauce pan
  2. Add to stove and turn on heat to medium high
  3. Add sugar and cook until fully dissolved
  4. Turn off heat and remove pan
  5. Allow mixture to cool for 10 minutes
    • Then add vanilla and mix well
  6. Place in fridge and let cool completely for 1 hour

Cooking Directions:

  1. Make Simple Syrup – see above
  2. Wash, rinse and dry Cantaloupe
  3. Peel, seed and dice cantaloupe
  4. Place cantaloupe into blender and close lid, double check lid
  5. Add simple syrup
  6. Pulse until it starts to “grab” the ingredients
  7. Turn to high and blend for 30 seconds or until smooth
  8. Place granita mix into a large pan with lip
  9. Place in freezer and freeze for 30 minutes
  10. Remove and stir granita to start making flakes
  11. Place back in the freezer and keep doing this process every 30 minutes
  12. Total time should be 3 hours, or until frozen completely and flaky
  13. Scoop and serve
  14. Store covered for up to 1 week
  15. DEVOUR!!

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