This low-cal dessert, Banana Ricotta Granita Recipe, is made with just a handful of ingredients that makes it unbelievably rich and creamy.
Made with only simple ingredients, this low-cal Banana Ricotta Granita Recipe is one of those “ice cream” recipes that you can make in the morning and have for dessert in the evening (or sooner).
I created this recipe as a way to reduce the dessert calories in my diet.
Being as I live in the “Dairy State,” I love the idea of ricotta and bananas because it gives you the feeling of eating ice cream but with only 137 calories per serving.
That’s not too bad for a full cup of banana ice. Yum!
If you prefer your granita “lite,” you can exchange the whole milk ricotta with skim milk ricotta. One word of caution: choosing this option, you might find a difference in the texture.
What you’ll love about this recipe is that it’s so versatile. You can even use different fruit juices and fruit options besides bananas.
When it comes to granitas, the sky’s the limit!
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How to Make Banana Ricotta Granita Recipe
Banana Granita couldn’t be easier to make. To replicate, the ingredients you’ll need are: yellow bananas, fruit juice, and whole milk ricotta.
Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend for 30 seconds or until smooth.
Then pour the Banana Granita into a covered, freezer-safe container.
After about two hours, you can use the side of a spoon to scrape the “ice,” and scoop, serve, and eat! It’s that easy!
Banana Ricota Granita Variations
Banana Ricotta Granita is one recipe that you can use additional delicious but healthy ingredients to sweeten and accent your granita.
Here are just a few ideas:
Instead of Banana try:
- Apple sauce
- 1 Peach, ripe (peel, cut in half and remove pit, chop coarsely)
- 1 Pear, ripe (peel, core, chop coarsely)
- Juice Options
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Instead of pineapple juice try:
- Strawberry Banana Juice
- Pomegranate Juice
- Cranberry Juice
- White Grape Juice
- Pureed Fruit Juice
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If you want your granita sweeter add:
- 1 Tablespoon Honey
- 1/8 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
- 1 Tablespoon Agave Syrup
- 1 Tablespoon of your favorite Fruit Preserve, Jelly or Jam
For more great but low-cal desserts like this Banana Ricotta Granita Recipe, be sure to check out the Recipe Section from Wisconsin Homemaker.
Banana Ricotta Granita Recipe
- 1/2 cup Dole Pineapple Orange Juice 100% Juice
- 1/4 cup Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese or Skim Milk Ricotta, if preferred
- 1 Ripe Banana
- Put all ingredients into a blender.
- Blend for 30 seconds or until smooth.
- Place in a tightly closed container that is freezer-safe.
- After about two hours (or mostly frozen), use the side of a spoon to scrape the “ice.”
- Scoop, serve, and eat! It’s that easy!