• 6servings
  • 205minutes

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Nutrition Info . . .

NutrientsCarbohydrates, Cellulose

Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 6 small oranges , empty and frozen

  2. 1 1/2 cups orange juice from scooped oranges

  3. 1/2 cup water

  4. 1/4 cup sugar

  5. 1/2 cup orange-flavored liqueur (recommended: Cointreau )

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Cut the top off each orange, just enough to scoop out the pulp for later use. Discard tops and freeze empty orange shells.

  2. NOTE: For easier scooping, roll the oranges by hand before cutting the tops, using a firm downward pressure to loosen the pulp.

  3. In a colander , fine mesh strainer , or food mill , mash the orange pulp to remove as much juice as possible. Add additional juice, if necessary, to make 1 1/2 cups.

  4. Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. When the sugar is totally dissolved, remove from heat and allow to cool. Add orange juice and orange liqueur .

  5. Pour the mixture into a shallow glass dish and place level in the freezer for 2 to 3 hours, mixing gently with a fork every 20 minutes until it forms ice crystals and thickens. The frequent mixing will keep the granita from freezing into a solid block.

  6. Fill orange shells with frozen granita mixture and serve immediately.


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