Granitas for a balmy Summer's evening.

Embarrassingly easy to make and fantastically refreshing, a granita is the ideal dessert after a meat-heavy main or for warm summer nights.
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Blackcurrant granita from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage Every Day. Find it on

Blackcurrant granita recipe from River Cottage Every Day by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Lemon and basil granita from Rebecca Seal. Find it on

Basil is considered a sacred plant across Greece. This lemon & basil granita from Rebecca Seal's The Islands of Greece can be made with shop-bought still lemonade.

Apple & lychee granita from Lily Simpson and Rob Hobson's The Detox Kitchen Bible. Find it on

Apple & lychee granita recipe by Lily Simpson - Wash the apples, then juice them. Pour the juice into a blender. Add the lychees and lime juice, and blitz until smooth. Get every recipe from The Detox Kitchen Bible by Lily Simpson

Melon granita with watermelon jelly and fruit from Atul Kochhar's new cookbook Benares.

Melon granita with watermelon jelly and fruit recipe from Benares by Atul Kochhar

Caipirinha granita from Cabana the Cookbook. Find it on

Caipirinha granita recipe from Cabana The Cookbook by David Ponté, Lizzy Barber & Jamie Barber

Blood orange granita from Sarah Raven's Complete Christmas. Find it on

Blood orange granita recipe from Sarah Raven's Complete Christmas by Sarah Raven

Cantaloupe granita with lemon and mint from The Green Kitchen. Find it on

Cantaloupe granita with lemon and mint recipe from The Green Kitchen by David Frenkiel

Sake and melon granita from Izakaya. Find it on

Sake and melon granita recipe from Izakaya

Strawberry granita from Alain Ducasse's Nature. Find it on

Strawberry granita recipe by Alain Ducasse - Rinse and destalk 500 g of ripe and fragrant strawberries. Get every recipe from Nature by Alain Ducasse

Blood orange granita with crème chantilly and candied lime from Jason Atherton's Social Suppers. Find it on

Blood orange granita with crème chantilly and candied lime recipe from Social Suppers by Jason Atherton

Granita al gelso (or mulberry granita) from Manuela Darling-Gansser's Spring in Sicily. Find it on

Granita al gelso recipe by Manuela Darling-Gansser - Put all the ingredients except the cream into a food processor and blend to a smooth purée. Get every recipe from Spring in Sicily by Manuela Darling-Gansser

Strawberry granita from Skye Gyngell's A Year in My Kitchen. Find it on

Strawberry granita recipe from A Year In My Kitchen by Skye Gyngell

Coffee granita from Leith's How to Cook. Find it on

Coffee granita recipe by Leiths School of Food and Wine - Put the coffee in a saucepan with the sugar and dissolve the sugar over a low to medium heat.

Espresso martini granita cups from Nicole Herft's Little Italy. Find it on

Espresso martini granita cups recipe from Little Italy by Nicole Herft

Watermelon granitas from Julie Fisher's Ruby Violet's Ice Cream Dream. Find it on

Watermelon granita recipe from Ruby Violet's Ice Cream Dream by Julie Fisher

Raspberry and blackberry granita from Antonio Carluccio's The Collection. Find it on

Raspberry and blackberry granita recipe from The Collection by Antonio Carluccio