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Wine Granita


Wine is so synonymous with Pesach that I thought, why not develop a dessert using wine? The end result was delicious and refreshing. Perfect as a palate cleanser or dessert.


Prepare the Wine Granita


Place wine, grape juice, and apple juice in a medium-sized bowl. Dissolve sugar in warm water and add to bowl. Whisk together for one minute until well mixed.


Pour into a nine- by 13-inch (20- by 30-centimeter) baking pan. Place in the freezer. Using a fork, stir the mixture every 30–45 minutes, scraping edges and breaking up any chunks as the mixture freezes. Do this three times.


When it’s almost frozen, mash it with a fork until granita is slushy and has the right texture. Return to the freezer until serving.


To serve, scrape with a spoon or mini scoop. I like serving it in small wine cups with diced fruit at the side.


If you prefer a stronger wine flavor, up the wine to one and 1/2 cups and reduce the grape juice to 1/2 cup.


Photography: Hudi Greenberger

Food Styling: Janine Kalesis
Assisted by Simmy Horwitz