Cherries are rich in anthocyanins, antioxidant pigments that help fight cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Lynn Miller


Credit: Jonathan Kantor

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15 mins
15 mins
Serves: 4 (serving size: 3/4 cup granita, 1/4 of cherries)


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  • Place a rack in center of oven; preheat to 350°F. Mist a 9-inch square glass baking dish with cooking spray. Stir cherries, 2 Tbsp. sugar, kirsch and juice in baking dish to combine. Roast until bubbly and juices have thickened, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and let cool completely.

  • Mix cocoa and 1/4 cup sugar in a bowl. Whisk in coffee until sugar and cocoa have dissolved. Let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in milk and extracts; pour into another 9-inch square baking dish. Freeze until completely frozen, about 1 hour, scraping frozen crystals from edge of pan with a fork every 15 minutes.

  • When ready to serve, scrape granita into chilled glasses, breaking up any large pieces with a fork. Top with cherries.

Nutrition Facts

237 calories; fat 3g; saturated fat 2g; protein 5g; carbohydrates 51g; fiber 5g; cholesterol 6mg; iron 2mg; sodium 29mg; calcium 81mg.