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.
- 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 9×13 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