• Author: Sneh Roy
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dessert, Summer
  • Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan


  • 2 large grapefruit, flesh scooped out, skin and pith removed
  • 150ml water
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 4 star anise pods
  • juice of half a lime
  • tequila to serve (optional)


  1. Heat water, caster sugar and anise pods on medium. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and cool completely. Discard three anise pods and reserve one.
  2. Combine sugar syrup, grapefruit, anise pod and lime juice in the jug of a blender. Process on high until mixture is well blended and anise pod is completely crushed.
  3. Place granita mix in a shallow tin pan. Cover with cling wrap and freeze for 4 hours. Remove from freezer, scrape frozen mixture with a fork. Cover and return to freezer for another 4 hours or overnight.
  4. When ready to serve, scrape granita mix with a fork and spoon into cocktail glasses. Serve. You may also serve with a dash of tequila over the granite for a grown up after dinner treat.

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