Piña Colada Granita

No ice cream maker? Make Piña Colada Granita! Enjoy this Italian dessert made with tropical flavors that it’s the perfect treat to beat the summer heat blues!

Want to know what is the best part of making granita? No special equipment necessary! In other words just freeze and scrape with a fork

a metal tray with small bowls filled with granita

I’m telling you right now, this is one of the EASIEST and funnest homemade desserts you could ever make, and how convenient that they store in the freezer so you can enjoy them any time?

Piña Colada Granita is a mouthwatering summer dessert is a combination of delicious pineapple & coconut flavors. Above all, it’ll make you think you’re in a tropical island!

The sweet of the coconut cream, sugar and the tart and bitter of the pineapple work together beautifully.

small metal bowls filled with Pina Colada Granita

Are you a pineapple lover like me? I bet you’ll love this Salsa De Piña and Agua Fresca De Piña but if you want just a refreshing drink make this Watermelon Strawberry sangria. So good!

When making this Piña Colada Granita, add a tablespoon of tequila or vodka. As a result, this will keep the Granita from freezing solid when it’s stored in the freezer a while.

Piña Colada Granita served on small metal tins

How to make Piña Colada Granita

  1. Let’s start with a blender, and place the first 3 ingredients and process until smooth and the sugar dissolves.
  2. Add this mixture to a metal pan plus the coconut milk and cream of coconut. After that, stir with a whisk.
  3. Place in the freezer and after 30 minutes, then break up the crystals that have formed. Then we’ll use the tines of a fork, rake & stir the mixture every 30 minutes, scraping edges and breaking up any chunks as the mixture freezes, until granita is slushy and frozen, about 4 hours.
  4. When is ready to serve, rake a fork through the granita one last time, add your toppings, and enjoy!
Process shots on scraping the ice

If you make a mistake (which is not a mistake at a all) by leaving this Pina Colada Granita out on the counter, after about 5 minutes, it becomes a sorbet like texture.

After that, you can have Piña Colada Sorbet!

4 small vintage tins with pinneaple granita

Piña Colada Granita

Servings 4 cups
Ana Frias
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Piña Colada Granita! This Italian dessert made with tropical flavors it’s the perfect treat to beat the summer heat blues!
4 cups

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups cubed fresh pineapple
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 2/3 cup cream of coconut
  • coconut flakes for topping optional

Instructions
 

  • In a blender, place the first 3 ingredients and process until smooth and the sugar dissolves.
  • Add this mixture to a metal pan plus the coconut milk and cream of coconut. Stir with a whisk.
  • Place in the freezer and after 30 minutes, break up the crystals that have formed. Using the tines of a fork, rake & stir the mixture every 30 minutes, scraping edges and breaking up any chunks as the mixture freezes, until granita is slushy and frozen, about 4 hours.
  • When is ready to serve, rake a fork through the granita one last time, add your toppings, and enjoy!

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NUTRITION

Serving: 1cup | Sodium: 23mg | Sugar: 45g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 169mg | Calories: 275kcal | Saturated Fat: 7g | Fat: 7g | Protein: 1g | Carbohydrates: 50g

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This Piña Colada granita couldn’t be yummier or easier! In addition, no churn, no ice cream maker needed with bits of fresh pineapple and creamy coconut flavor. To sum up, it’s the perfect frozen dessert to enjoy at home.

Small little bowls with Pineapple granita

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