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Honeybell Granita
Prep Time
30 mins
Freezing Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 30 mins
This Honeybell Granita is the simplest of desserts! Sometimes the simple things are the best things. If you want to dress this up, serve it in the hollowed out Honeybell peel. Just remember to hollow out the peel over a bowl to catch all the delicious juice.
Course: Desserts/Sweets, Appetizers/Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vegetarian, winter recipe, Frozen Treats, Orange Desserts
Servings: 4
Calories: 117 kcal
Author: The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence
  • 6 Honeybell Oranges about 3½ cups juice
  • sugar if needed to taste
  • 2 tablespoons orange liqueur Grand Marnier
  • 2 tablespoons mint or basil, thinly sliced (chiffonade)
  1. If you want to serve the granite in the orange skins, slice the tops off the Honeybells and hollow out the inside with a grapefruit knive or spoon. Do this over a strainer over a bowl so that you can catch all the insides of the Honeybell, along with the juice. Press the Honeybell pulp in the strainer to extract as much of the juice as possible. Chill the hollowed out orange peels in the freezer.
  2. If you are just making the granite to serve in martini glasses or small bowls, slice the Honeybells in half and juice them. You should end up with about 3½ cups of juice.
  3. Add sugar only if needed to sweeten the juice. Stir in the orange liqueur and the mint and pour the mixture into a shallow baking pan. The liquid should be no more than 1 inch deep. Place the pan in the freezer and let it solidify for one hour.
  4. Remove the pan from the freezer and scrape it with a fork or spoon to break up what has frozen. Return it to the freezer for another hour. Repeat the scraping and return it to the freezer for another hour. Do this until the granite is the desired consistency.
  5. Serve in the hollowed out orange peels or in martini glasses with a sprig of mint on top.
Nutrition Facts
Honeybell Granita
Amount Per Serving
Calories 117 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 370mg11%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 550IU11%
Vitamin C 105.4mg128%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.