Cooking With Miranda - Orange Granita

By Miranda Church on July 4, 2011

If the recent heat wave has left you craving for something cool and refreshing, I have the perfect solution for you - A tangy, juicy and invigorating Orange Granita! And, like all my other recipes, it is nutritious, delicious and can be whipped up in no time at all!

Orange Granita


3/4 cup Sugar
1 Tablespoon Grated Orange Zest
2 ½ Cups of Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice - (Mandarins or Tangerines will also work)

Putting It All Together

Make simple syrup by combining the sugar, water, and orange zest in a small saucepan. Heat on medium until the sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Then, simmer for one minute.

Cool the syrup at room temperature for 10 mins, and then add the fresh squeezed orange juice. Strain the mixture through a fine sieve into a 9” x 13” Pyrex baking pan and place it on the bottom freezer drawer.

Every 20-30 minutes, gently stir the ice up with a fork, to prevent it from turning into a big ice cube.

The delectable dessert should be ready after about 2 hours. Scoop some up in a bowl and eat on its own or top with whipped cream or sweetened condensed milk for a special treat - Yum! Any leftovers (highly unlikely)  will keep well in the freezer for 2-3 weeks, as long as the Granita is covered tightly with plastic wrap.


Resources: Miranda Church, Lisa Church, Dean Church

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  • aamyra
    aamyraWednesday, March 23, 2016 at 11:36 am
    Miranda is perfect at cooking
    • AjayaMonday, February 8, 2016 at 5:01 am
      • HaleyTuesday, September 1, 2015 at 3:41 am
        I like it so much it is so good!!!!!!!
        • kittyclaw
          kittyclawTuesday, April 28, 2015 at 6:56 am
          • NjnscjcswnjSunday, April 26, 2015 at 10:14 am
            How much water?
            • MikeFriday, March 20, 2015 at 11:47 am
              Love it
              • diamondkid
                diamondkidSunday, March 1, 2015 at 11:49 am
                I love orange granita!
                • lululemon10Monday, January 19, 2015 at 6:36 am
                  • SoniaSaturday, December 6, 2014 at 8:20 am
                    It looks delicious
                    • caitlinTuesday, August 26, 2014 at 5:22 am
                      soooooooooooooo cool and it looks nice

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