Orange Granita

Try this granita for a zesty and refreshing frozen treat. 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 2 cups fresh orange juice (including pulp)
  • 1/2 cup Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Chilled orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier), optional

How to Make It

Whisk together first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl; pour into a 9- x 5-inch loaf pan. Freeze 4 to 5 hours or until ice crystals form, stirring every hour. If desired, top each serving with whipped cream or a shot of chilled orange liqueur.