9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Orange Granita–Ice cream (very low fat)

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Orange Granita–Ice cream (very low fat)

How about an ice cream without cream and without ice cream maker and with very very less sugar??? Very interesting... Need an ice cream with no cream (or very very less) and with very less sugar – this will be it. Also I tried this ice cream with sugar substitute and it was equally good and you can make this with ingredients that are in most homes. I have served this both as is and also topped it with whip cream. So whip cream is totally optional.. From Wiki – “Granita (in Italian also granita siciliana) is a semi-frozen dessert made from sugar, water and various flavorings. Originally from Sicily, although available all over Italy (but granita in Sicily is somewhat different from the rest of Italy), it is related to sorbet and Italian ice. However, in most of Sicily, it has a coarser, more crystalline texture.”
Orange Granita - IMG_9372
Orange Juice – 2 cans (5.5 oz. can)
Sugar – 1 tea spoon + 1 table spoon (adjust to taste)
Whip Cream – 2 table spoons (optional)
Tutti Frutti or dried fruit of choice – 1 table spoon
Orange Granita - IMG_9426
MethodTransfer the orange juice and 1 tea spoon sugar (sugar here is optional) to a freezer safe bowl wide bowl, such that the liquid cover about 1 inch in the bottom and not more
Keep in the freezer for 30 minutes
Take a fork and rub the juice in the freezer such that the crystals starting to form get disturbed
Keep it back in the freezer. Repeat fork rub process every half hour and put it back in the freezer
Do this for 5 times or until the mixture becomes all crystals and no solid chunks of ice is there
The mixture will be fluffy and flaky like ice crystals
Keep in the freezer for 1 more hour and fluff once before serving
Mix 1 table spoon of sugar with Whip cream and whip it to a peek consistency whip cream
In a serving bowl, put the ice crystals and top it off with whip cream and some tutti frutti
Orange Granita - IMG_9376
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  1. wow.. i also want to try this out, thanks for sharing :)

  2. Yummy granita. The colours are fab.

  3. Omg, super refreshing granita, love to finish that bowl.

  4. super idea, i am making this for sure, maybe will top it with condensed milk

  5. I have made this with watermelon and loved it..looks very good..

  6. Orange granita looks perfect. Yummy dessert for summer.

  7. Yet to try out granita. this ooks good!

  8. oooh...drooling at the pic. looks super awesome

  9. Lovely granita. My event was Only chilled or frozen desserts.

    Thanks for linking it to Only Event.


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