Triple Orange Granita

This granita will blast your taste buds with  seriously orange, seriously cold, seriously triple frickin’ naranja deliciousness. This Italian version of a shaved ice is probably the most refreshing thing you can put to your tongue on a hot summer day. If you have never witnessed the glory of granita, then you are in for a good time. If you are a fan of granita then this is going to set your granita standard way high…

Get yourself:

  • 2 Oranges, ~1C fresh juice
  • .5C Sugar
  • .5C Water
  • 1T Triple Sec
  • .25t Pure orange extract
  • Shallow glass Pyrex
  • Citrus juicer thingie

Printable Recipe

Juice them oranges

Not from concentrate…

mmmmm sugar…

Combine the sugar and water in a small sauce pot and heat over medium-high until sugar dissolves

Let cool

Add the triple sec and extract to the orange juice

Combine juice and sugar-water

Mix it up good

Add the mixture to a shallow Pyrex dish

Cover and toss this orange nectar of goodness into the freezer

After about an hour or so…

…the granita will begin to freeze around the perimeter…

…scrape the perimeter with a fork towards the center…

…let liquid settle, re-freeze…

…check again after ~30-40mins…

Repeat scrape method until entire mixture is frozen and has been scraped into a pile

~3hrs

Should be rough and jagged frozen scrapings of orange delight

Pile that ish high and enjoy every last cold refreshing bite

Re-freeze the remainder and just re-scrape before serving

Enjoy!

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3 responses to “Triple Orange Granita

  1. That sounds and looks delicious…I just wish I had found this earlier in the year! Will be giving it a go next summer though.

  2. Oooooooooooh yes! This belongs under the “dog days of summer” category. Who doesn’t need a little orange love as the summer’s hottest days present themselves? Niiiiiiice.

  3. This looks heavenly! A perfect summer treat!

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