Minty Lime Granitas Recipe

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I like to balance the heat from spicy meals by serving scoops of refreshing lime granita. Keep a batch in the freezer to enjoy any time!—Rochelle Schmidt, Kenosha, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + freezing
MAKES:4 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + freezing
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 package (3 ounces) lime gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3/4 cup lemon-lime soda
  • 1/4 cup rum
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 130 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 54 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1-1/2 starch.


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  2. Transfer to an 8-in. square dish; cool to room temperature. Freeze for 1 hour or until edges begin to firm; stir. Freeze 2 hours longer or until firm.
  3. Just before serving, transfer to a food processor; cover and process until mixture resembles finely shaved ice. Spoon into dessert dishes. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Minty Lime Granitas in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2010, p234

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