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Concord Grape Granita

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Here are our easy steps for making a delicious and refreshing frozen Concord grape granita—perfect for a summer dessert.
Watch how to make this Concord grape granita in Chef Bill's video > Try our Concord grape jelly recipe >

Concord Grape Granita recipe by The Culinary Institute of America. Taste NY!



Simple Syrup

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar


Makes 4–6 Servings

  • 1 cup simple syrup, at room temperature
  • 2 cups Concord grape juice
  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)


Simple Syrup

  1. Combine the water and the sugar in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil.
  2. Remove the pan from heat and cool to room temperature.


  1. Pour the simple syrup into a shallow metal or glass container and add the Concord grape juice. Stir the mixture with a spoon to combine and place it in the freezer.
  2. Once frozen, scrape it with a fork to create a flaky texture. Spoon out the granita into chilled serving bowls or wine glasses and garnish with fresh mint leaves.

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