This recipe celebrates two Sicilian gifts to the world: the blood orange and the granita.
Granitas are a delicate dessert that combines fresh fruit and flaky ice with a little sweetener for a refreshing snack or perfect palate cleanser. Once you give blood orange granita a try, you can use this recipe to transform other peak produce into frozen goodness like lemons, strawberries and other orange varieties.
Kids will absolutely love making granita just as much as they will eating it! Blood orange granita is a perfect potluck or picnic dish, or something to keep in your freezer for a refreshing snack. This recipe can be doubled or tripled to make a large quantity. Let’s get juicing!
BLOOD ORANGE GRANITA RECIPE
This easy recipe will come together in no time. Start by getting your basil, zest and juice together. Then, you will make a simple syrup as a base for the fruity ice. The basil, zest and juice will incorporate while cooling to enhance the final flavor. In this recipe we keep it rustic, but you can pour the cooled mixture through a sieve one more time if you prefer a final granita without basil leaves.
Make this easy granita a day or two ahead of time for a special event. It will keep in the freezer in a sealed container for about one month.
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