How to make mulled wine granita

Aromatic mulled wine is a Christmas classic, but why not mix it up this year? Learn how to make mulled wine granita, a refreshing iced dessert, with our simple step-by-step recipe. Don’t forget to screenshot the ingredients list at the bottom of the guide for the next time you go in store.

  1. Combine the ingredients

    Place the juice and pared zest (cut into 6 pieces) of 1 orange into a large pan. Add a few pared pieces of zest from 1 lemon, 140g demerara sugar, 4 cloves, 1 cinnamon stick, 1 star anise and a thumb-sized piece of root ginger, thickly sliced.

  2. Make the syrup

    Pour over enough red wine – claret or equivalent – to cover the sugar (about 200ml). Heat gently until the sugar has dissolved, stirring occasionally. Bring to the boil and cook for about 6 minutes, until syrupy.

  3. Make mulled wine

    Reduce the heat and pour in the rest of the bottle of wine, plus 200ml water. Gently heat at a low simmer, being careful not to boil, for 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside, covered, to cool completely.

  4. Strain

    Strain the wine, discarding the peel and spices, and pour in a shallow freezable container that can hold 800ml. Cover and place in the freezer.

  5. Scrape

    After 1 hour, use a fork to gently scrape the frozen edges into the centre. Return to the freezer. Repeat every 30 minutes for about 3 hours, until all the liquid left has become a frozen, grainy mixture.

  6. Serve

    Scrape the finished granita with a fork. Divide between bowls and garnish with pared orange zest. Serve immediately.

  7. Ingredients

    If you’d like to try and make this at home, why not take a screenshot of the list of ingredients below so you can take to the supermarket.  

    juice and pared zest (cut into 6 pieces) of 1 orange
    a few pared pieces of zest from 1 lemon
    140g of demerara sugar
    4 cloves
    1 cinnamon stick
    1 star anise
    a thumb-sized piece of root ginger
    200ml red wine

    Serves 6

    Each serving contains

    • Energy

      775kj
      184kcal
      9%
    • Fat

      0g 0%
    • Saturates

      0g 0%
    • Sugars

      25g 28%
    • Salt

      0g 0%

    of the reference intake
    Carbohydrate 26.5g Protein 0.4g Fibre 0.6g