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Pineapple & Mint Basil Granita Recipe

Pineapple & Mint Basil Granita RecipePineapple & Mint Basil Granita Recipe

I have always been a pineapple lover. I really love pineapple. When we moved to Hawaii many years ago, we used to take frequent trips to the DOLE® pineapple plantation so that we could always have fresh pineapple in the house.

To this day, we buy a few pineapples and DOLE® Canned 100% Pineapple Juice every single time we go grocery shopping. We frequently cook with pineapple and we add the juice to a lot of our favorite recipes, like teriyaki chicken. Our Pineapple Chicken Satay Appetizer Recipe is one of our most popular.

Pineapple juice is so delicious, versatile and very easy to cook with. In fact, just replace water with DOLE® Canned 100% Pineapple Juice and your recipe will instantly get better.

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DOLE Pineapple Juice

DOLE® Canned 100% Pineapple Juice is easy to incorporate into any of your favorite recipes. It is great on its own or in your favorite smoothie, cocktail or mocktail. In fact, it can make your favorite marinade even more delicious. Featuring an exotic taste, DOLE® Canned 100% Pineapple Juice is refreshing, a great alternative to orange juice and is non-GMO as well as naturally gluten-free.

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For the Granita

  • 1 46-oz can of DOLE® Canned 100% Pineapple Juice
  • 1 cup simple syrup (recipe below)
  • juice of 1 lime
  • zest of 1 lime, fine chop
  • 6 medium size basil leaves, fine chop
  • 4 medium size mint leaves, fine chop
  1. Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Transfer the mixture into a large baking pan (I used a 9×13 glass baking dish).
  3. Place the pan in the freezer for around 1 1/2 – 2 hours, stirring every 15-20 minutes with a fork.
  4. You are trying to break up the ice as it forms.
  5. The granita is ready when it has the consistency of shaved ice.

For the simple syrup

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  1. Place the sugar and water in a small sauce pot and bring to a boil.
  2. When the sugar is completely dissolved, remove the simple syrup from the heat.
  3. Cool before using in the granita recipe.

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  1. That looks so wonderful on a hot summer day. It makes me want one right now. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. What a wonderful way to cool down and enjoy a tasty treat. Serving a granita would make me feel so fancy too!

  3. Val

    Looks like a super delicious recipe to try to make this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Pam

    This sound so good and refreshing. I make a lot of drinks using pineapple juice.

  5. Jeanine

    That looks delicious! I’ve never had anything like this before but it would be perfect for out in the backyard on a hot day!

  6. This looks like the perfect Summer cool off treat! I may need this after mowing the yard this week.

  7. Oh this is the best! I really like pineapple flavor so it would be fun to make more treats with real pineapple juice.

  8. I’m with you on the pineapple addiction! It’s just so darn good! Your Granita recipe is definitely a must try this summer!

  9. This looks delicious. I love all things pineapple. We are going to grill some up tomorrow as a matter of fact.

  10. This looks so refreshing and I’m sure the kids will love it too. Pineapple and mint is a lovely combination especially during the summer. I’m glad you chose Dole, it’s an awesome brand!

  11. I also like pineapple flavor a lot.
    This looks like a nice treat to make.

  12. That really looks cool and sweet. It’s been a while since I used Basil and Mint together, this should be awesome for an upcoming guest visit at my house.

  13. christina aliperti

    this looks really refreshing. I love the flavor combo, they really compliment each other. I will be making this soon!

  14. I’ve never had granita but that sure does look delicious. I’ve got some Dole pineapple and basil but will need mint to make this. I can’t wait.

  15. This looks so refreshing. And I love that it is easy enough for ME to make (Im not great in the kitchen) Thanks

  16. Rosey

    Wow, that’s a nice looking drinking. Perfect for these hot dog days of summer.

  17. This looks so delicious and so refreshing! What a great summer drink to try!

  18. Wow. Another pineapple based recipe! I am pinning this! I love pineapples and this granita would really be a hit in our family this summer.

  19. This sounds like such a refreshing treat to enjoy this summer. I love the combination of pineapple and mint–never tried basil combined with these two flavors but I bet it will be great!

  20. kendall

    This looks sooo good! Why have I never thought of this?! Haha! It’s so perfect for summer – fun drinks for fun get togethers!

  21. What a yummy way to cool down this summer. This is also perfect when entertaining guests.

  22. This looks so amazing. And I will definitely be trying it this weekend!

  23. Nicole Escat

    I like pineapple drinks, basil can be a perfect pair. I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  24. MAGGIE BRANCH

    I TRIED THIS LAST NIGHT AND IT WAS FABULOUS! I LOVE THE PINEAPPLE MINT COMBO AND THINK IT IS THE PERFECT SUMMER BEVERAGE.

  25. Oh yum. Yes please! I love everything about this, and I really want to try this now!

  26. Yummmm! I can’t wait to try this out! Looks like the perfect summer drink to cool off with!

  27. I’ve never had granita. This looks so yummy and good. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Another good one from you.

  28. I love pineapples but have never had them paired with mint before. I can’t wait to make your Pineapple & Mint Basil Granita. It would be perfect for. the holiday weekend

  29. Ann Bacciaglia

    I am always looking for new ways to use pineapple. I will have to pick up the ingredients so I can make this on the weekend.

  30. krystal

    WOW – how refreshing! I would love to add a shot of rum to that too! 😉 Perfect for a summer party!

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