The idea for this Blood Orange Granita came to be because the blood oranges at the store looked particularly enticing. I knew that I wanted to juice them when I got home. I just wasn’t exactly sure what I’d be making. Sometimes you just have to let the ingredients dictate what you create.
When I saw the color of the juice, the vibrant magenta, I thought popsicles would highlight the color nicely. Since the weather is heating up, I decided this is how the blood orange juice would be used.
Instead, I ended up going a different route. I’ve made popsicles before, but what about a granita? It’s still a warm weather dessert, I’d still get to play with the vibrant magenta color of the blood oranges but it would have a slightly different look and feel.
Blood Orange Granita
This blood orange granita is perfect for the warmer weather ahead.
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 cups blood orange juice
- 1/2 cup navel orange juice
- Juice the naval and blood oranges with a hand or electric juicer.
- Combine the juice and set aside.
- In a small pan, stir the sugar into the water and heat on low until sugar dissolves.
- Set aside to cool.
- Combine sugar water and juice in a 9x13 baking dish.
- Freeze for an hour, scrape with a fork to form crystals and re freeze.
- Repeat until no juice remains and crystals have formed.
- Using your fork, scrape and fluff the pan and add ice crystals to a serving dish.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 134Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 41mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 1gSugar: 29gProtein: 1g
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Sunday 26th of May 2013
Those oranges look beautiful!! Huge congratulations to you on graduating!! xoxo
Saturday 25th of May 2013
Ummm this looks amazing! CONGRATS on graduating!!! We will have to celebrate in 2 weeks in Austin!!! This granita looks amazing!!!