The dessert ice (known as granita
in Italy and granité in France) is a frozen mixture of sugar and liquid,
such as fruit juice, wine or coffee. It has a slightly granular texture that
is created by stirring the mixture during the freezing process (the manufacturing
term for this process is churn-freezing). Sweet ices are usually served as
dessert, but savory or slightly acidic ices, like lemon or grapefruit, may
be served between courses as a palate refresher.