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Orange Peach Granita

Orange Peach Granita

Happy Tuesday! Today I have a refreshing Orange Peach Granita for you! A granita is an Italian dessert usually made from ice, sweeteners and various flavorings. It is similar to a sorbet expect it is made by hand and is not churned, so the ice crystals are slightly larger. When I was doing my grocery shopping last Saturday, I saw these beautiful white peaches and immediately thought that they will be perfect for granita. I started with a sweet ripe peaches, than I added oranges for a vibrant look, and a touch of lime juice to perk up the flavors, lightly sweetened with agave nectar and flavored with vanilla. Then I added a little bit of walnuts for texture and a dash of nutmeg for a nutty, slightly sweet flavor. Perfect summertime treat! Light, refreshing, and super easy to make!

Orange Peach Granita

  • Time: 10 mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 navel oranges, peeled
  • 3 peaches, pitted
  • 1 tablespoon walnuts
  • Juice 1/2 lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar or to taste
  • Dash nutmeg
  • Coconut sugar to rim the glass (optional)

Direction:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Taste, and add additional sweetener of your choice until slightly oversweet ( it will balance out when it’s frozen).
  2. Transfer the mixture to a sealable shallow container. Freeze for 1-2 hours, then remove from the freezer and stir with a fork to break the ice crystals apart and make a slush.Freeze for 2-3 hours longer, or until frozen through.
  3. To serve, rim the glass with coconut sugar: moisten the rim with a piece of lime, then turn the glass upside down and dip it into a coconut sugar.
  4. Scrap the surface of the granita with the prongs of a fork to make snow, and transfer to serving glasses or cups.

Enjoy!

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24 Comments

  • Reply
    Baby June
    June 3, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Oooh that looks delicious! So fresh and fruity, perfect for summertime weather. 🙂

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      oceanviewkitchen
      June 3, 2014 at 1:17 pm

      Thanks! We have been enjoying it for the last couple of days! It’s the best time to make something like this, when the fruits are ripe and so sweet.

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    Lori
    June 3, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    This is right up my alley! I so want to try this Olga! Never heard of a granita, but it sure sounds delightful!!

    • Reply
      oceanviewkitchen
      June 3, 2014 at 1:14 pm

      It’s very light and refreshing! Think of it as a frozen smoothie with extras:)

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    Tasty Eats Ronit Penso
    June 3, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    I always prefer the icy granita to ice cream. The combination of peach and orange sound great.

  • Reply
    indusinternationalkitchen
    June 3, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    oh my! This looks heavenly! So refreshing!

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    apsara
    June 3, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    This is just right for a hot day, how delicious!

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    Traditionally Modern Food
    June 3, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Orange and peach grt combo:)

  • Reply
    mysimpledelights
    June 4, 2014 at 3:18 am

    Looks and sounds so refreshing! 😊

  • Reply
    Stephanie @ The Cozy Cook
    June 4, 2014 at 5:50 am

    Whooaaaa… this sounds SOO good, I want this now! Perfect for summer, I love the orange-peach combo, mmmmmmm 🙂

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    huntfortheverybest
    June 4, 2014 at 6:58 am

    it sounds refreshing!

  • Reply
    spiceinthecity
    June 4, 2014 at 10:32 am

    This looks perfect for warm weather! So light and vibrant!

  • Reply
    Pang
    June 5, 2014 at 9:05 am

    This is just what I need on a warm day 🙂
    LOVE IT

  • Reply
    Patty Nguyen
    June 9, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Oranges and peaches…what a perfect combo. What a refreshing recipe, Olga! It looks beautiful as well. 😀

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