If you’re a coconut lover, you need this dessert in your life. Coconut granita is a sublime marriage of cool, crystalline texture and sweet, silken, tropical coco-nuttiness. There are only a few ingredients, a couple of steps, and boom, you’ve pulled together a make-ahead, crowd pleaser, or personal indulgence (if you don’t feel like sharing).
For those of you not already familiar with granita, it’s a cross between sorbet and shaved ice. Its origins hail from Sicily but its versatility lends itself to flavors from across the globe, in this case, the tropics. Coconut granita is a perfect addition to a festive Polynesian-themed party, like a Luau or Tiki party, or as a simple, refreshing respite from the day.
If you make this recipe and by some wild chance, you find granitas are not your thing, coconut granita can double as a perfect base for Pina Colada, it’s a win/win situation!