Stewed Cherries with Almond Granita

Stewed Cherries with Almond Granita

Cherry season is almost over so this is a must-make-now (or-regret-for-the-rest-of-the-year) recipe. Sure, you can enjoy almond granita anytime but it just goes so well with cherries that it would almost be a crime not to make them together.

Okay, let’s reconsider. I think you’ll still enjoy the almond granita with any other fruit or even on its own. It’s such a light and refreshing dessert. Barely 50 calories or so per serving. Enjoy, my friends.

Stewed Cherries with Almond Granita Recipe





For the cherries

  • 2 cups cherries, stemmed
  • 2 tablespoons agave syrup
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract

For the granita

  • 2 ½ cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons agave syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract


Almond Granita

To make the stewed cherries, place all the ingredients for
the cherries in a medium saucepan.

Simmer over medium heat until the cherries are soft, 6 to 8 minutes. Let cool and refrigerate until serving

Combine the almond milk, agave syrup, and almond extract in a
rectangular plastic container fitted with a tight lid.

Freeze for 2 hours.

Remove from the freezer and crush with a fork. Cover with the lid and freeze again for at least 2 hours.

At serving time, place the cherries in the bottom of a glass
or bowl. Using a fork, crush the granita, making long vigorous raking motions. Spoon the crushed granita over the cherries. Enjoy right away.

Jennifer Dumas

My name is Jennifer! Welcome to Dinners and Dreams. My goal here is to encourage you to try out recipes you never thought you could make at home. Furthermore, I also review products that I have used in the past or currently using to make every day buying decisions easier and to ensure you get the best value for your money.

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