Remember the other day in my Berry Blue Wave Pops post, I promised another frozen treat that you can make with a box of gelatin? Here it is. I’m calling it Berry Blue Granita, because after looking at definitions for about 20 different types of Icee-like treats, that seems to be the closest. I can’t really call it an Icee because that’s technically a trademarked name. It’s not quite as smooth as an Italian ice, but it’s also not quite like a shaved ice. So granita it is!

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Berry Blue Granita Made with Jello

As I mentioned in my other post, you don’t have to use Jello brand gelatin. Any kind will do. You can also use this recipe to make any flavor that you prefer. I happen to love Berry Blue Jello, so that’s what I went with. The base recipe is the same as the ice pops.

Ingredients:

  • 1 box of Berry Blue Jello (3.0z size)
  • 1 Cup Boiling Water
  • 1 Cup Cold Water
  • 1/2 cup sugar (or your favorite sweetener)

Directions

  • Throw your Jello mix in a medium bowl and add the hot water. Stir until it dissolves.
  • Add the sugar, dissolving it into the mix too.
  • Add the cold water and stir, stir, stir.
  • Transfer into a freezer-safe bowl or pan and stick in the freezer.
  • About once every hour or 1.5 hours, take it out and mix it around. Use a fork and mash it up as you mix.
  • It will be ready after about 5 hours. If you don’t eat all of it at once, return the rest to the freezer, but make sure you attack it with a fork every so often to keep it from getting gritty. Just give it a good mash/stir.

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Make sure you stir it frequently, it really is the key to giving it a good texture. Also, don’t let it sit out of the freezer too long, otherwise it pretty much turns back to regular Jello. Kind of cool, actually. It’s like a science experiment!

Have you ever made granita or Italian Ice? I’d love to hear your recipe or favorite flavor!

 

 

Use up those boxes of gelatin in your pantry and make an icy treat that's a cross between a granita and an Italian ice. Check out this easy Berry Blue granita recipe!