This refreshing red apricot and sparkling wine granita is the perfect summer treat to cool you down on a hot day. The combination of sweet apricots and bubbly sparkling wine creates a deliciously light and icy dessert that is sure to impress your guests. This recipe serves 6 and will be ready to enjoy in just a few hours!

Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 0 minutes | Total Time: 4 hours | Serves: 6


  • 1 cup apricot puree
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup sparkling wine
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. In a saucepan, combine the apricot puree, sugar, water, and lemon juice. Heat over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove from heat and let the mixture cool to room temperature.
  3. Once cooled, stir in the sparkling wine until well combined.
  4. Pour the mixture into a shallow dish and place it in the freezer.
  5. After 1 hour, use a fork to scrape the mixture, breaking up any ice crystals. Repeat this every hour for the next 3 hours until the granita is firm and icy.
  6. Serve the granita in chilled glasses and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 120 || Carbohydrates: 25g || Protein: 1g || Fat: 0g || Fiber: 2g

What I Love About This Recipe?

  1. The combination of sweet apricots and sparkling wine creates a refreshing and unique flavor profile.
  2. The granita has a light and icy texture that is perfect for a summer dessert.
  3. It’s easy to make and can be prepared in advance for a special occasion.
  4. The granita is a great way to use up ripe apricots and enjoy them in a different way.
  5. It’s a versatile recipe that can be customized with different fruits or types of sparkling wine.

What To Avoid While Making this Recipe?

  1. Avoid using overly ripe apricots as they may make the granita too sweet.
  2. Avoid letting the mixture freeze completely without stirring, as this will result in a solid block of ice.
  3. Be cautious when adding the sparkling wine to the mixture, as too much can overpower the apricot flavor.
  4. Avoid using a plastic container for freezing the granita, as it may absorb flavors and affect the taste.
  5. Do not skip the step of scraping the granita every hour, as this is essential for achieving the right texture.

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