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orange granita

 

A nice cold adult slushy!

1 1/2 tsp. 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 tsp. vanilla extract

Whipped cream - optional

Chilled orange liqueur - optional

 

Whisk together first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl

Pour into a 9x5 inch loaf pan

Freeze for 4-5 hours or until ice crystals form, stirring every hour.

Spoon into 4-6 glasses.

Top each with either a shot of orange liqueur or whipped cream

 

Simple syrup is equal parts water and sugar, usually 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar to make 1 1/2 cups syrup.

In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil; simmer until the sugar is dissolved, 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool completely.

For this recipe you will use 1/3 cup water, and 1/3 cups sugar.