How to Make Kalamansi Granita: A Sicilian-Inspired Frozen Dessert

Updated on January 23, 2020
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Learn how to make a refreshing kalamansi granita
Learn how to make a refreshing kalamansi granita | Source

A popular Sicilian frozen dessert, granita is a combination of water, sugar, and fruit flavorings. Kalamansi is one of the most common citrus fruit in the Philippines. It has a green rind and sour flesh, and it is often used to flavor Filipino noodle dishes. Inspired by my last trip to Sicily, I created a recipe for kalamansi granita.

Ingredients | Source


  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup kalamansi juice
  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar


For Preparation:

  • 1 large bowl
  • 1 medium bowl
  • 1 small bowl
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons

For Cooking:

  • pot
  • wire whisk


  • fork
  • container or loaf pan


  1. In a pot, add the water. Turn on the heat on high.
  2. Add the sugar and stir. Mix until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Add the kalamansi juice. Stir until well blended.
  5. Turn off the heat. Allow it to cool down.
  6. Once cooled, transfer the mixture to a container.
  7. Freeze the granita for about 2 hours or until slightly set.
  8. Remove the granita from the freezer. Scrape the slightly frozen mixture using a fork to form crystals.
  9. Freeze it again until the mixture is completely set.
  10. Again, scrape the granita using a fork before serving.
  11. Serve in a glass.

Step-by-Step Procedure: Kalamansi Granita

Tips and Techniques

  • Freezing time may vary. It will depend on the temperature of your freezer and the type of container you use.
  • Use any sugar available.
  • Replace the brown sugar with honey to make a healthier version.
  • Steep mint leaves into the granita mixture to create a more refreshing flavor.
  • Best served during the summer season.

Kalamansi granita recipe
Kalamansi granita recipe | Source

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      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Travel Chef 

        6 months ago from California

        Hi Liz,

        So true that this kalamansi granita is very easy to prepare at home.

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        Liz Westwood 

        6 months ago from UK

        This is a great idea and it looks easy to prepate.


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