Recipe courtesy of Kardea Brown

Red Wine Granita

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 6 hr 45 min (includes freezing time)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
If you've got a couple of cups of red wine left over, why not transform it into something delicious and different, like my granita? Enhanced with a mixed berry simple syrup, this fruity dessert is oh-so refreshing and great to keep in the freezer when you have a hankering for something sweet.



  1. Combine the frozen berries, sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cook until the sugar dissolves, about 1 minute. Puree in a food processor and strain through a fine wire-mesh strainer, pressing the fruit with a wooden spoon to release the juices. Let cool. (Or place over an ice water bath to cool quickly.)
  2. Combine the syrup with the wine in a bowl. Pour into a 9-inch square metal pan. Freeze, scraping the mixture occasionally with a fork to create ice crystals, until firm, 4 to 6 hours. Spoon the granita into serving glasses and garnish with mint and fresh berries.