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

Ingredients

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.

HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE JULY 4th!

Resources: Miranda Church, Lisa Church, Dean Church

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  • mcalia
    mcalia3/31/2014
    Sounds good!
    • Bink girl3/27/2014
      yum!
      • headream100
        headream1002/22/2014
        I love all the recipes from cooking with miranda!!!
        • tinybear03
          tinybear032/7/2014
          When ever i can cook i would cook something awesome!! :)
          • headream100
            headream1002/22/2014
            Me too. People say I'm an expert but I seriously don't know.....
          • otter
            otter10/24/2013
            YUM!
            • jaq23
              jaq234/25/2013
              i like to do this
              • laa9876
                laa98763/1/2013
                yum
                • ericalin123
                  ericalin12311/28/2012
                  I JUST MADE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                  • ericalin123
                    ericalin12311/25/2012
                    LOOKS SO GOOD!!!!!!!
                    • Jesus10/26/2012
                      Cooking with Miranda Wow! can you believe it

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