Blood Orange Granita

Blood Orange Granita is the perfect sweet and tangy warm weather treat!

Blood orange granita is the perfect sweet, tangy and refreshing treat.  This granita is a great palate cleanser or an after-dinner dessert!  Either way, you are going to fall in love with this refreshing concoction. 

Blood oranges are in season from December through May, though the exact months vary depending on what type of blood orange you’re buying. So if you still have access to blood oranges in your area give this granita a try.

Blood Orange Granita

Blood Orange Granita is the perfect sweet and tangy warm weather treat!

The color of these blood oranges is just amazing!  

This dish is super easy to make and requires only 3 ingredients. It’s impossible to mess up.

Blood Orange Granita is the perfect sweet and tangy warm weather treat!

Juicing these blood oranges can be quite messy but so worth the cleanup. Wear an apron, you will thank me later.

Blood Orange Granita is the perfect sweet and tangy warm weather treat!

Zest one orange, then juice enough oranges to acquire 2 cups.  

In a small saucepan on low heat combine the water and sugar and stir until sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.

Blood Orange Granita is the perfect sweet and tangy warm weather treat!

Combine simple syrup, zest, and blood orange juice.  Pour into a baking dish or pan and freeze.

After an hour scrape with a fork and refreeze.  Do this until no juice remains and ice crystals have formed.

Blood Orange Granita is the perfect sweet and tangy warm weather treat!

This dessert is so simple, yet beautiful and elegant enough for a dinner party!

Blood Orange Granita Recipe

Blood Orange Granita is the perfect sweet and tangy warm weather treat!
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Blood Orange Granita

Blood Orange Granita is the perfect sweet and tangy warm weather treat!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: blood orange, granita
Servings: 4
Calories: 104kcal
Author: Don’t Sweat The Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups blood orange juice
  • Zest of one blood orange

Instructions

  • Zest one orange.
  • Juice the oranges.
  • Stir the sugar into the water and heat on low until sugar dissolves. Set aside to cool.
  • Combine sugar water, zest, and juice in a 9×13 baking dish.
  • Freeze for an hour, scrape with a fork to form crystals and refreeze. 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 248mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 62mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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  1. Reply

    Thanks. Will definitely be trying this!

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      Thank you for stopping by!

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    Thanks for submitting your Blood Orange Granitas recipe to the RTSTH community! It will be published this week and will be a part of our social media sharing! Feel free to submit any recipes or tutorials you’d like shared with our readers! -Melanie|RTSTH

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      Thank you, Melanie!

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    Yum this looks fabulous! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on Twitter! Have a great week!
    Kim

  5. Reply

    I’ve never had blood orange before, but this looks incredible!
    Definitely going to be giving this one a try (:

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      We hadn’t either and it was fabulous!

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