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3 ways to make slushies at home — perfect for a super hot day

Starbucks recently introduced three granitas, the fancy Italian version of a slushie, on its Sunset Menu. They make the granitas by topping finely shaved ice with either espresso, white tea or lemonade, and these sweet treats are flying out the door.

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I love to cap off a hot summer’s day with a frozen delight, but if you want to skip the lines and make something that’s lighter, cheaper and totally natural, here are three must-try versions you can create at home, each with just 4 ingredients. There is a bit of a time investment in making a traditional Italian-style granita, but I think you’ll find that the refreshing reward is worth the wait! Note: if you can’t find superfine sugar, you can use regular granulated sugar.

Watermelon Rosé Granita
Watermelon rose slushie
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Cold Brew Granita
Coffee Slushie
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Mango-Lime Granita
Mango lime slushie
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