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.
- 2 cups orange juice
- 2 cups grapefruit juice
- ¼ cup basil, chopped
- ½ cup kombucha, any flavor
- Combine the orange juice, grapefruit juice, and basil in a blender and process until smooth.
- Pour into a 13x9" baking dish along with the kombucha, mix well, then freeze for 30 minutes.
- 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.