Rustic Blooming Granita Recipe

Rustic blooming slushie in a glass with wine bottle

With warm summer nights and patio dates upon us, this refreshingly sweet granita recipe is sure to deliver. Originally from Sicily, granita is an icy, sorbet-like dessert with a coarser texture that is delicious when paired with a creamy vanilla ice cream, custard or gelato. We’ve used our new Rustic Blooming to make this classic granita recipe and it couldn’t be a simpler recipe to follow! Our new Rustic Blooming is the perfect blend of sweet, dry and refreshing. Made from Chambourcin, Carlos and Niagara grapes and 2% residual sugar, this wine delivers sweetness from the muscadine and a little bite from the Chambourcin. It’s the perfect summertime balance!


Granita Recipe___________________________________________________


1/2 bottle Iron Gate Rustic Blooming wine

1/3 cup sugar

1 cup water

1 pint vanilla bean ice cream



  • Pour half the bottle of wine in a large baking dish.
  • In a pot, add the sugar and water and heat until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Pour the sugar water into the dish and stir to combine with wine.
  • Place in freezer. After one hour, scrape the ice crystals forming on the edge of the dish into the center of the dish with a fork.
  • Repeat the process every 30 minutes until entire mixture is icy.
  • Serve over vanilla bean ice cream and enjoy immediately.
  • Rustic blooming slushie frozen in pan
  •  Closeup of Rustic blooming slushie
  • Rustic blooming slushie in a glass


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