Fresh Citrus Granita

  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins

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.


6cups fresh orange, tangerine juice or grapefruit juice
1/2cup simple syrup (1/2 cup sugar dissolved in 1/2 cup water)
1 to 2tablespoons 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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Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 140
  • Glycemic Load 18.36
  • Fat 0.5g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 0mg
  • Potassium 500mg
  • Carbohydrate 34g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 29g
  • Protein 2g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 10%
  • Vitamin C 210%
  • Calcium 2%
  • Iron 2%