Frosty and Fresh Strawberry Lime Granita

8 Servings
3 hr 5 min

Turning fresh fruit into tasty frozen desserts is quickly becoming a favorite hobby of mine. This strawberry lime granita is easy to make and incredibly refreshing during these hot summer days.

Since the watermelon lime granita was such a hit, let’s give it a try with fresh strawberries. This recipe only calls for a few simple ingredients, and it’s quite easy to make.

Strawberry granita in a glass with strawberries on the table.
Fresh Strawberry Granita Recipe with Lime

We’ve had some blazing hot days this year which only increases my love for icy and slushy desserts. I’ve also been trying to hit up as many farmer’s markets as possible this year, which leaves us with a lot of fresh fruits and veggies.

In an effort to never waste fruit, it’s a great time to experiment with fresh berry desserts. Homemade popsicles, slushies, ice creams, and shakes are our jam over here, so why not throw icy granitas into the mix?

Serve up your granitas in fun glasses to enjoy poolside with friends, or just grab the container after a long day of yard work. That’s certainly been done here, and it’s perfectly acceptable behavior!

Strawberries, lime zest, sugar, and other ingredients for a granita in bowls.
Strawberry Lime Granita Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make this frozen dessert. The measurements are in the recipe card below.

  • Strawberries
  • Maple syrup
  • Coconut water
  • Lime
  • Sea salt

Granita Directions

Wash and cut the tops off of your fresh strawberries and zest and juice your lime.

Pouring maple syrup into a blender with strawberries in it.

Put the strawberries in a blender with the maple syrup, coconut water, lime zest, and lime juice.

Lime zest on top of strawberries in a blender.

Blend all the ingredients until they are smooth.

Pouring mixed granita into a shallow dish.

Pour the mixture into a shallow baking dish.

Granita mixture in a dish after being blended.

Place the container into the freezer.

Frozen strawberry lime granita with a fork in it.

Stir the mixture every 20 minutes with a fork. Do this for 3 hours or until it’s a frozen slushy consistency.

Strawberry lime granita in a wine glass.

Scoop the granita into serving glasses and serve immediately.

Overhead of strawberry granita topped with a lime slice in a glass.
Strawberry Granita Recipe Notes and FAQ

Is a granita like a sorbet?

Sorbets are made in a machine and churned to eliminate ice crystals. With a granita, you want the ice crystals, so only a fork is used during the freezing process.

Can I use honey instead of maple syrup?

Yes, you can use honey in place of maple syrup. Agave is another option. The flavor may differ slightly, but either should be fine.

A glass of strawberry granita topped with a slice of lime.

Use up those Strawberries

  • Layered Strawberry cheesecake trifle dessert.
  • Strawberry cheesecake protein pancakes for a high-protein breakfast.
  • No-bake Strawberry banana ice box cake with irresistible layers.
  • Easy Strawberry cheesecake popsicles with pudding.
  • Fresh fruit dessert pizza with a tasty ice cream cone crust.

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Strawberry lime granita in a dish and in a blender.

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Frosty and Fresh Strawberry Lime Granita
Recipe details
  • 8  Servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 3 Hours Total time: 3 hr 5 min
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  • 2 pounds fresh strawberries
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • Juice and zest of 1 large lime
  • ⅛ teaspoon sea salt

Add strawberries to a blender along with maple syrup, coconut water, lime zest, and lime juice. Blend until smooth.
Pour mixture into a shallow baking dish and place into freezer. Using a fork, stir mixture every 20 minutes for 3 hours or until slushy and frozen.
Scoop into serving glasses and serve right away.
Jennifer Soltys
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