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Holiday Cranberry Granita

Looking for another idea on how to incorporate cranberries into your holiday menu?  This Holiday Cranberry Granita is a light dessert option after a heavy holiday meal!  The granita is tart, sweet, and with a touch of cinnamon, it promises to bring all the warm spices reminiscent of the holiday season.
Prep Time10 mins
Freezing Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 4th of July Dessert, Cranberry, Frozen, Granita, Holiday
Servings: 4 Small Servings
Author: Erin Cernich


  • Small Freezer-Safe Dish


  • 10 ounces fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup sparkling water I used Cranberry Citrus, but any flavor will work
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch kosher salt


  • In a blender or food processor, add all of the ingredients and blend until the cranberries are completely blended and pureed.
  • Pour the cranberry mixture into a freezer safe dish, such as a small casserole dish or baking dish. Freeze for about 2 hours, until frozen all the way through.
  • When ready to serve, defrost the granita on the counter for a few minutes to make it easier to scrape and scoop. Using a small cookie scoop or fork, scrape the granita and scoop into serving dishes. Garnish with sugar-covered cranberries and enjoy!