Q. What is a granita? A. It’s a slushy type  dessert made from juices, water and other flavorings.

Q. Can I put alcohol in it? A. Yes! I made my mai tai virgin but please feel free to throw a cup of rum into yours. You should then invite me over to help you eat it.

Start your granita by pouring 2 cups of pineapple juice into a shallow baking dish…

Next add 1 cup of sparkly water…

1 cup of orange juice…

4 tablespoons of grenadine…

And 4 tablespoons of coconut milk!

Make sure to shake up the can before measuring it out. You definitely want some of the cream that rises to the top of the can in this dessert!

Give this concoction a good mix and cover it with plastic. Pop this into your freezer for about hour or just until it starts to freeze.

What should I do for an hour….

I know! I’ll tackle my never ending laundry basket full of little boy’s clothes.

Stinkin’ laundry, it just never ends.

Is it starting to freeze yet?

Gently break up the ice by scraping it with a fork. Now pop it back into the freezer for another hour or so.

Hmmmmm, how should I spend this next hour?

I think I’ll spend it with my super cute pool boy.

Go ahead and give it another good scrape with the fork!

I decided to put mine back in the freezer for another 30 minutes, but you could serve it now if you like!

It’s light, airy, cool and refreshing.

The perfect treat for kids that are NOT coming to Hawaii with you!



  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 cup sparkly water
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 4 tablespoons grenadine
  • 4 tablespoons coconut cream
  • 1 cup of rum (optional)

2 Responses to Mai Tai Granita

  1. Donald Gay says:


  2. Brandon says:

    I’m so jealous that you have a pool, but this Mai Tai Granita might cool me down just as well! Have fun in Hawaii!

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