Chocolate Granita Recipe

Chocolate Granita Recipe

With the decadent taste of frozen chocolate cake, it's hard to resist chocolate granita. Discover a simple recipe for this dairy-free icy dessert.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    In a medium saucepan over medium heat, warm the water to a gentle simmer, about 2 minutes.
  3. Step 3

    Add the cocoa powder, sugar, and salt and whisk for 2 minutes, or until completely dissolved.
  4. Step 4

    Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Step 5

    Pour the mixture into an 8-or 9-inch square metal baking pan, and let cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes.
  6. Step 6

    Cover the pan and place it in the freezer for 1 hour.
  7. Step 7

    Using a fork, scrape and mix the granita to combine the semi-solid sides and bottom with the liquid center.
  8. Step 8

    Continue forking the granita every hour until it has a snow-like texture, 4 to 5 hours. During each round, you'll notice it freezing more.
  9. Step 9

    Serve the granita in chilled dessert cups or bowls with the toppings of your choice.