• Coconut Hibiscus Granita

    by  • July 24, 2013 • desserts, giveaway • 14 Comments

    We’re continuing Frozen Treat Week with a super simple but elegant recipe: Coconut Hibiscus Granita. Refreshing and utilizing two summer trends – hibiscus flowers and coconut water. And don’t forget to enter today’s giveaway thanks to KitchenAid and King Arthur Flour! 
    Summertime is all about simple, delicious desserts. Desserts like this Coconut Hibiscus Granita that can be served as an amuse (before your meal to tease the palette), as an intermezzo (to cleanse the palette), and as a full dessert course, which makes it the perfect summer recipe to have in your back pocket!
    And honestly, it’s not even a recipe but a basic notion of balancing flavors. You want a sweet granita, in this case sweetened with the raw coconut water (naturally sweet) and the hibiscus syrup. Using those flavors as a base, you can now tweak the recipe with a bit of acid from your favorite citrus fruits, in this case we used lime juice. For a more adult dessert, serve in champagne flutes and splash in some St. Germain (elderflower liqueur). It’s floral and aromatic, pairing perfectly with the Wild Hibiscus syrup. Happy Summer, now go make some granita!
    Coconut Hibiscus Granita

    Prep Time: 5 minutes

    Yield: 4 servings

    A simple treat to serve as a sorbet, intermezzo, or dessert on a hot night!


    • 1 1/2 cups coconut water
    • 3 tablespoons Wild Hibiscus syrup
    • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
    • To serve: your favorite liqueur, such as St. Germain


    1. Whisk together coconut water, Wild Hibiscus syrup, vanilla extract, and lime juice. Pour into shallow baking dish and freeze for an hour.
    2. After the first initial hour, scrape the pan using a fork every 30 minutes. After 2 hours, small ice crystals should have formed.
    3. Drizzle with your favorite liqueur, top with fresh berries and Wild Hibiscus flower petals. Serve immediately.
    And today is your chance to enter to win the giveaway of a lifetime – a KitchenAid Mixer and amazing goodies from King Arthur Flour. Y’all know I’m in love with my brand new KitchenAid mixer (that I scored from Gilt on sale!!) as well as my devotion to all things King Arthur Flour. Be sure to check out their websites for updates, sales, and recipes! Thanks KitchenAid and King Arthur Flour for being so awesome!
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    Here are more Frozen Treat Week recipes: Lavender Lemon Curd Frozen Yogurt from Nutmeg Nanny Peanut Butter Cup Ripple Ice Cream from Eats Well With Others Elvis Frozen Bananas from Foodie with Family Sweet and Sour Cherry Yogurt Pops from The Baker Chick Ice Cream Sundae with Roasted Cherries from Cook the Story Almost-Instant Healthy Mint Chocolate Chip Soft Serve from an Edible Mosaic Raspberry and Riesling Sorbet Float from Sweet Remedy Homemade Cookies & Cream Ice Cream from Chocolate & Carrots Andes Mint Pudding Pops from Rachel Cooks



    As a freelance food & travel writer, I not only write for my own food blog, Cooking with Books, but collaborate with SheKnows, Honest Cooking, Marcus Samuelsson, and Startle – Forbes Travel Guide. My work has been published (online and in print) in Woman’s Day, NBC Latino, and other food publications.


    14 Responses to Coconut Hibiscus Granita

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    3. August 7, 2013 at 4:07 pm

      Nella you are so creative! I love the flavor combination of the coconut and hibicus. The color is so romantic looking, I absolutely loooove it!


    4. July 26, 2013 at 1:38 am

      This looks amazing. I really want to get my hands on that hibiscus syrup. It looks so tasty.

    5. July 25, 2013 at 9:02 pm

      This granita looks so refreshing and tasty!

    6. July 24, 2013 at 11:10 pm

      I love this granita!! I need to get some of the hibiscus syrup asap to make this!!

    7. Micaela P.
      July 24, 2013 at 1:39 pm

      Nella, where do you get the coconut water? This sounds so delicious, I wantwantwant!

    8. July 24, 2013 at 1:20 pm

      This granita is amazing! It looks so very classy. Entered the giveaway, fingers crossed!!

    9. July 24, 2013 at 11:26 am

      This granita is gorgeous! I love the lovely summer flavors. I’ve only experimented with hibiscus once, in pots de creme but loved it. This sounds like an excellent recipe for my second experience.

    10. July 24, 2013 at 11:02 am

      Mmm such a great color! Looks delicious and refreshing.

    11. July 24, 2013 at 10:02 am

      This looks fantastic! Like a grown-up version of a snow cone…so much fun too!

    12. ronnie
      July 24, 2013 at 9:24 am

      there is nothing better than homemade ice cream – cool, rich, intensely flavored and so very creamy! What a fabulous prize package, do hope I win! But I’m not greedy…shared with my friends on FB!

    13. July 24, 2013 at 7:41 am

      I don’t think I’ve ever actually anything hibiscus flavors! But what better way to start than with this refreshing summer treat??

    14. July 24, 2013 at 7:41 am

      Holy wow is this pretty! I think this would be so lovely served at a cocktail party don’t you? (I’d be in the corner sipping my seltzer!)

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