Blood Orange Granita

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

Blood Orange Granita in a glass ice cream serving dish.

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.

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Blood Orange Granita

Blood Orange Granita - washed blood oranges on a wooden cutting board

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 - blood orange cut in half

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

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Blood Orange Granitas in sorbet glasses on a metal sheet pan

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 Granitas on a metal sheet pan

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 in a sorbet glass

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

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Blood Orange Granita Recipe

Blood Orange Granita in a glass ice cream serving dish.

Blood Orange Granita

Blood Orange Granita is the perfect sweet and tangy warm weather treat!
4.50 from 2 votes
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Course: Dessert, Ice Cream
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 104kcal
Author: Leigh Harris


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


  • 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.


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. That looks delicious and colorful , thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting.

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

  3. Yum this looks fabulous! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on Twitter! Have a great week!
    Kim4 stars

  4. 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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