If the summer sun is pushing you to take solace in the frozen section, and ice cream just isn't cutting it, try embracing the icy chills of a luxurious crunchy Italian granita instead.
Unlike dairy based gelato and ice cream, granita is the Sicilian ice cold semi frozen dessert simply made with water, sugar and various flavourings- meaning it's a dairy free, low fat, refreshing daytime cool down or the perfect way to end a meal on a refreshing note.
If you don't happen to have a bar that serves an authentic Sicilian granita near you don't worry, you can always easily make it yourself at home, without working up a sweat.
Here's our pick of Italian granita recipes to keep you cool when it's hot outside.
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