Sweet Orange Granita

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Recipe by Miraklegirl

This is a wonderful refreshing dessert or palate cleanser that I adapted from a recipe found in Pino Luongo's " Simply Tuscan". I serve it in frozen, hollowed out orange halves, garnished with a mint leaf.

Top Review by evelynathens

We had to eat this very quickly cause it was more slush than granita. Very refreshing and light and perfect on a hot, summer's day.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 14 cups freshly squeezed orange juice, & pulp
  • 1 cup sugar, plus
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 12 lemon, juice of


  1. Mix the orange juice with 1 cup sugar and let sit for 10 minutes.
  2. Strain mixture through a sieve into a metal bowl and add the lemon juice.
  3. Put the bowl in the freezer.
  4. When the mixture begins to thicken (around 1/2 an hour), whisk in 1 tbls.
  5. of the remaining sugar and put back in the freezer Repeat the thickening and whisking in sugar steps two more times, until the mixture reaches the consistency of a fine slush.

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