Strawberry Orange Granita

Cool off this summer with a refreshing strawberry orange dessert that won’t wreck your waistline like most frozen confections. The sweetness from the fresh strawberries means you only need a little bit of sugar in this icy treat. 

 

Erica Policow

Strawberry Orange Granita

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    Ingredients

    1/2 cup water 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
    1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (from 1 orange) 2 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
    1/4 cup sugar

    directions

    Prep: 20 min Total: More than 60 min
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    • 1

       In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the water and orange juice. Stir in the sugar until completely dissolved, about 3 minutes. 

    • 2

      In a blender or food processor, puree the strawberries with the orange zest until smooth. With the motor running, carefully add the water mixture and blend until fully incorporated. 

    • 3

      Pour the puree into an 8-inch metal baking pan and freeze 30 minutes. Remove from freezer and use a fork to scrape any frozen bits around the edges into the center of the pan. Freeze until mixture is frozen, about 1 1/2 hours, removing pan from freezer and scraping with a fork about every 25 minutes.

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