Make Your Own Guava Granita

Towering piles of shave ice can be found almost everywhere in Hawaii. It’s exactly what you crave after a day on the beach, when your skin is baked and salty and you really want something sweet. While granita is not quite shave ice, it still rings with that island flavor, especially when flavored with guava, one of our favorite tropical fruits. Sparkling wine keeps the ice from freezing solid. Just be sure to stir every 20 minutes or so to keep the texture fluffy.  

Guava Granita Recipe

Serves 8

Shopping List
3 or 4 organic limes 
2½ cups guava puree
1 cup sparkling wine 
½ cup organic fresh orange juice
¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
2 passion fruits, optional  
1 or 2 sprigs organic fresh mint, optional

Fine-toothed grater, medium bowl, small baking dish (6 by 6 inches) or plastic container with a lid

1. Prep the fruit mixture

  • Zest enough lime to measure 1 teaspoon zest; juice enough limes to measure ½ cup juice. 

In a medium bowl, stir together the lime zest and juice, guava puree, sparkling wine, orange juice, and salt. 

2. Freeze the granita

Transfer the fruit mixture to a small baking dish or plastic container, cover, and place in the freezer. Stir about every 30 minutes to break up the large frozen chunks until the granita is slushy, about 3 hours.  
About 30 minutes before serving, transfer the granita container to the refrigerator. Prepare the garnishes, if using.

3. Prep the garnishes

  • Cut the passion fruits in half and scoop out the pulp.
  • Strip the mint leaves from the stems; thinly slice the leaves.

Using a fork, rake the granita and transfer to individual glasses or bowls, garnish with a spoonful of passion fruit and mint, if using, and serve. 


Nutrition per serving: Calories: 80, Protein: 1g (2% DV), Fiber: 5g (20% DV), Total Fat: 0g (0% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 0g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Saturated Fat: 0g (0% DV), Cholesterol: 0mg (0% DV), Sodium: 65mg (3% DV), Carbohydrates: 16g (5% DV), Total Sugars: 9g, Added Sugars: 0g (0% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat.

Bonus recipe—ingredients not included in box.