Orange Granita

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins

The difference between granita and sorbet is in their texture: granita is slushy, while sorbet is smooth.


  • 5 to 6 oranges (3 cups juice)

  • ½ cup sugar


  1. Squeeze 5 to 6 oranges to yield 3 cups of juice. In a small saucepan, combine 1/4 cup orange juice and 1/2 cup sugar. Boil over high heat, stirring, until sugar dissolves, about 1 minute. Transfer mixture to a shallow 2-quart dish, and add remaining orange juice.

  2. Freeze, scraping around sides and breaking into crystals with a fork every 30 minutes, 2 to 2 1/2 hours total. Cover with plastic wrap; keep in freezer until ready to serve.

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