Lemon Granita & Vitamix Blender Giveaway!

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Lemon Granita

We’re making all of your summer dreams come true today with an epic recipe for Lemon Granita AND an incredible giveaway for my favourite Vitamix Ascent 3500 Blender! To enter the giveaway scroll down to the bottom and follow the instructions… good luck my friends!

It’s been a while since I’ve hosted a giveaway (at least it feels like forever!) and of course I jumped at the opportunity to give my favourite kitchen appliance away to one of my amazing followers!  A good blender is an absolute game changer in the kitchen, and the Vitamix Ascent 3500 is my personal favourite.  It’s like a kitchen superhero, I swear, is there anything it can’t do???

Which is a perfect segue into today’s recipe: Lemon Granita.  Light, refreshing, and simple, this Lemon Granita is the perfect treat for a hot summer day. With only a few simple steps, this is a recipe that is bound to be on repeat in our household with a rotating door of guests all summer long (you kind of sign up for it when you live in Kelowna – everyone wants to visit and I can’t blame them!).

Lemon Granita and a Vitamix Give-away

Lemon Granita

This granita is whipped up with ice and a simple syrup base that uses fresh lemon juice and lemon zest to make it extra flavourful.  I’m planning my next batch as I type… it’s sooooo darned good!  It comes together in 10 quick minutes and is SUPER easy to make – because who needs to be slaving in the kitchen when you can be eating granita on a patio with friends instead and STILL look like Martha Stewart?

While lemons may not be the wonder food that some people claim (there is little science beyond anecdotal evidence to support the supposed miraculous benefits of lemon water first thing in the morning, though drinking water in the morning is absolutely a good thing), lemons add great flavour to dishes and are also high in Vitamin C with around the same amount as an orange. Vitamin C helps support your immune and skin health among other things.

Now, If you’re in the mood for some more frozen treats this Avocado Lime Nice Cream comes together in a pinch or these Tropical ‘Nice’ Cream Sandwiches are beyond delicious!

Lemon Granita

Lemon Granita

Lemon Granita
5 from 10 votes

Lemon Granita

This simple lemon granita is the perfect treat on a hot summer day! Its not too sweet and not too tart, and very easy to make!

Course Dessert
Keyword Granita, Lemon, Sorbet
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Author Fraîche Nutrition


  • 1/2 cup lemon juice (freshly squeezed, around 2.5 lemons)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 4 cups ice


  1. In a small pot, combine the lemon juice, water, sugar, and lemon zest. On a low heat, simmer until the sugar is dissolved (around 5 minutes). Turn off the stove and let mixture cool until room temperature.

  2. Transfer mixture to a high powered blender and add 4 cups of ice. Blend until smooth, approximately 1 minute.

  3. Serve immediately or transfer to a loaf pan lined with parchment paper and freeze until ready to serve!

Congratulations to Hannah McGraw for winning

the Vitamix giveaway!

To enter the giveaway simply click the box below and follow the instructions.  You must be following @vitamixca and @fraichenutrition on Instagram AND subscribed to the fraichenutrition.com blog to win (subscribe at the top right on desktop or at the bottom on mobile)!  Good luck my friends, the contest closes at midnight PST on Monday July 15th and the winner will be announced as soon as confirmed!

Lemon Granita


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68 Comments on “Lemon Granita & Vitamix Blender Giveaway!”

  1. Karen Schaller

    Thank you for all your great recipes and ideas! I love the Vitamix!! I have an old one and would love the new updated one!

  2. Chelan Cotter

    I just love your recipes, your tips and posts! Thank you for sharing them all with us! I have three boys 20, 15 and 13 yrs and they appreciate your recipes too!

  3. Natalie

    How exciting. Perfect drink for the summer when I host a party!! Looking at the recipe makes me thirsty 🤣. Thanks for the recipe and the cool giveaway chance.

  4. Barbara G

    What a combo! Great giveaway of a Vitamix and such a refreshing and easy, peasy, lemony dessert for these hot summer nights.

  5. Pati Clark

    Entered 🤞 for the Vitamix win …..Love to make some smoothies and try this recipe Lemon Granita… I L🍋ve Lem🍋s !!!!!!

  6. Vienna

    Never had one only dreamed of it ! They seem like pure actual magic ! Ohh the soups , smoothies , dips and mooreee

  7. Kristen

    😍 it’s going to be a balmy 30+ degrees here today and you’ve inspired me with this recipe! Might add some strawberries! Yum!!

  8. Jordan

    Amazing giveaway! In the process of renovating our kitchen white and brighter! This vitamix would look sooo good on my counter!
    Also definitely want these to drink on my patio! 😍

  9. Christina Harsch

    I cannot wait to try this recipe! We often reach at least a couple days in the high 30’sC/low 40sC and frozen drinks are a MUST!
    Thanks for the giveaway! We are just starting to build our forever home and your kitchen blog and this giveaway couldn’t come at a better time! ❤️

  10. Alana LeSueur

    This recipe for the Lemon Granita sounds terrific..I am looking forward to the newsletters and information / recipes to try on your site. Thank you!

  11. JulieLynne McCann

    So delighted!! Can’t wait to see how many different drinks we can make, thanks for the chance to win!!

  12. Susie

    I love following you on IG and I have LOVED every recipe of yours I have tried. Last night I made your Salmon Cakes and all my kids gobbled is a them up and asked for seconds.
    I can’t wait for your cookbook to arrive this fall.

  13. Geraldine

    We’re enjoying a hot summer here in Ontario. The blender would be put to good use in making summer drinks. I enjoy following you on your IG account. You have a lovely family and beautiful home!

  14. Luzy

    Oh I also like to create recipes and alway wish to have one of this vitamix, so I can make this recipe

  15. Eunice

    What A Perfect Piece This Would Be IN anyone’s Kitcken. What A Privilege To be able to win such a blender.

    Not to sure if my other comment went through. But I was meaning to rate the Recipe and I Must have done it wrong. Hopefully this on is on point.

  16. Harjit

    This would be wonderful to have and sneak in those healthy veggies my kids run away from (lol eeks) while mixing in fruits, protein powder, almond milk and coconut sugar (if needed) yummm@plumerea

  17. Laurie Cossette

    This would be an amazing addition to any kitchen, thank you so much for this opportunity ☺️❤️ Absolutely love following your posts and stories, thank you

  18. Gail

    My dream to have a white Vitamix. I have a 35 year old Cuisinart that still works okay for some things and I would love to replace our old blender with a beautiful Vitamix! I love your posts and am grateful for your responses to my questions. Your cherry bars and chia berry jam are beyond delicious. Can’t wait to get your cookbook.

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