Kombucha Granita

There was a time in my life when the phrase “kombucha granita” would have sounded like a foreign language. I would have no idea what the heck that was. I definitely wouldn’t have guessed it was a delicious dessert!

But these days, kombucha lines the shelves of grocery stores in as wide a variety of flavors as you can imagine. Fruits of all kinds, greens, herbs, and spices–where do you even start?

With a base flavor of orange and grapefruit, and the delightfully, springy addition of basil, this granita works well with so many different kinds of kombucha. I’ve made it with lemon, berry, and ginger and would love to try peach, pineapple, and mango in the future. Maybe even one of the herbal flavors like hibiscus.

Don’t have, can’t find, or can’t afford kombucha? Use sparkling water, pineapple juice, or additional orange juice instead.

Kombucha Granita
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Serves: 4½ cups
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 2 cups grapefruit juice
  • ¼ cup basil, chopped
  • ½ cup kombucha, any flavor
  1. Combine the orange juice, grapefruit juice, and basil in a blender and process until smooth.
  2. Pour into a 13x9" baking dish along with the kombucha, mix well, then freeze for 30 minutes.
  3. Use a fork to scrape apart any solid pieces that have formed, then return to the freezer for 30 minutes. Repeat 2-3 more times, until you have a crumbly, icy texture.


About Christina Feindel

Christina Feindel came to the AIP after she was diagnosed with Hashimoto's, Celiac, and Interstitial Cystitis in her early twenties after more than a decade of declining health. As her degenerative and debilitating symptoms began disappearing, Christina began sharing recipes and experiences at A Clean Plate and is now the author of several healthy e-books. Christina believes that good, healthy food should be accessible and appealing to anyone on any budget, with any amount of time, and with the bare minimum of ingredients. She also believes that any illness can be improved or even eliminated by starting with a clean plate. You can find her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.


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