Fresh Citrus Granita

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 6 servings
  • Prep 10 mins
  • Cook 0 mins

Here's a great refreshing, high in vitamin C, fat-free treat for the kids and dessert for the adults.

Electric juicers make quick work of juicing a lot of oranges and they're really safe for kids, under supervision. If you're in a rush, put the sugar directly in the juice, but making a simple syrup insures the sugar is dissolved and not grainy. Try all kinds of juice in this granita.


6 cups fresh orange, tangerine juice or grapefruit juice
1/2 cup simple syrup (1/2 cup sugar dissolved in 1/2 cup water)
1 to 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  1. To make the simple syrup, dissolve sugar in water over heat. Cool.
  2. Combine juice, simple syrup, and lemon juice. Stir in some orange zest, if desired.
  3. Pour into a shallow pan. Freeze for at least 4 hours.
  4. Scrape with a fork. Enjoy.

Want more help? Watch Relish Editor Jill Melton and the kids make this granita.



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