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Cherry granita

Time 15 minutes
Yields Serves 4 to 6
Cherry granita
1

Pit the cherries and place in a large bowl. Toss in the sugar, orange and cherry liqueurs. Toss and set aside for 30 minutes to give the flavors time to marry.

2

Place the cherry mixture, along with the water and almond extract, into a blender and puree until the mixture is liquefied to form a granita base. This makes about 3 cups.

3

Strain the granita base and place in a large baking dish. Freeze, stirring every half-hour or so until the granita is frozen. To serve, shave the granita, raking the tines of a fork across the surface to break up the crystals. Serve immediately.


Noelle Carter is the former Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen director. She left in January 2019.
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