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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  • 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
                  • meepsy
                    meepsySaturday, May 24, 2014 at 5:49 pm
                    OMG! I still have some of it in my freezer! To die for! Incredible! I made it after trying her jam which I gave my mom for mother's day. I loved that, so I tried something different. Totally worth it!
                    • thythy
                      thythyMonday, May 19, 2014 at 8:28 am
                      She makes me hungry right now!

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