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Blood Orange Granita Recipe

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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


A supremely simple dessert, this icy blood orange granita recipe is shocking pink and a deliciously healthy way to end a good meal.


  • 2 cups fresh blood orange juice or regular orange juice
  • ½ cup mascarpone
  • ½ cup heavy cream


  1. Pour the orange juice into a baking dish or another large container that fits comfortably in your freezer. Freeze until solid—at least 2 hours, or up to overnight (but not much longer, or else the flavor won’t be as present).
  2. Once the mixture is firm, scrape it with the tines of a fork so that it breaks into a zillion flakes. (You can do this up to a few hours in advance, and then just store it in the freezer.)
  3. Just before serving, in a small bowl, stir together the mascarpone and heavy cream.
  4. Alternate layers of the granita and the cream mixture in small glasses or side-by-side in small bowls, working quickly so that the granita doesn’t melt too much. Serve immediately.


Reprinted with permission from Small Victories by Julia Turshen

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Frozen
  • Cuisine: Italian