Basil Pomegranate Granita

Basil Pomegranate Granita

Published March 15, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 4
Total Time: 360 min

Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 0 min


It's a little sweet, a little sour, and big on flavor. Packed with antioxidants, pomegranate juice is blended with fresh basil in this frozen treat, perfect for beating the heat of summer.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: approx. 1 cup
Calories per serving: 134
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.0g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Sodium 22mg 1%
Protein 0.0g 0%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 4 cups pomegranate juice
  • 2/3 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 4 tsp. honey

Step by Step:

  1. Combine 1/2 cup pomegranate juice and basil leaves in a food processor and process for 10 seconds. Strain mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer, discarding solids. Add remaining 2 1/2 cups juice to mixture along with honey; stir to combine.
  2. Pour mixture into an 11x7-inch glass baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze at least 6 hours, or until firm.
  3. Remove from freezer and let stand 15 minutes. Scrape mixture with the tines of a fork for a chunky granita or cut mixture into small chunks and pulse in a food processor, in batches, until smooth. Serve immediately or refreeze.