Any variety of orange would be delightful in this recipe, from tangelo to navel. Paired with a raspberry topping, you’ll be in flavor heaven.
Serves: 8Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 4 hours 35 minutesDifficulty: Easy
- 2 Tbsp. orange zest
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 cups orange juice
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Combine the zest and sugar with your fingers in a small bowl, until the sugar is pale orange and aromatic.
- In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup of juice with the zest and sugar mixture, and heat over medium heat until the sugar is completely dissolved.
- Remove from heat and stir in the remaining juice and the vanilla, then chill in refrigerator.
- Pour into a covered container and place in the freezer for 1 hour. Remove from the freezer, and stir the frozen crystals into the center of the container with a fork. Return the container to the freezer, and repeat the process every 30 to 45 minutes, stirring carefully each time, until you have a fully frozen container of crystallized granita.