Orange Granita with Balsamic and Mint Strawberries

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Orange Granita with Balsamic and Mint Strawberries

This timeless Italian dessert is the perfect successor to a delicious meal. Full of purifying antioxidants from simple ingredients like 100 percent orange juice, it will satisfy your sweet tooth and your body’s nutritional needs. This refreshing finish will make you feel a world away.

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup 100% Florida orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 3 tablespoons fresh mint cut into long, thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Preparation

Preparation

1 Place the sugar, 1/4 cup orange juice, and black pepper (optional) in a small saucepan, and bring the mixture to a boil.

2 Remove from heat and stir in 1 3/4 cups orange juice and lemon juice.

3 Pour the mixture into a 9-inch by 13-inch shallow pan and place in the freezer.

4 Every few minutes, stir and scrape the granita with a spoon to create an icy texture. This procedure takes about 30 to 45 minutes depending on your freezer.

5 Combine sliced strawberries, mint and balsamic vinegar in a small bowl and let sit while granita freezes.

6 Serve 2 ounces of granita topped with 3 ounces of strawberry mixture in individual dessert bowls.

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This timeless Italian dessert is the perfect successor to a delicious meal. Full of purifying antioxidants from simple ingredients like 100 percent orange juice, it will satisfy your sweet tooth and your body’s nutritional needs. This refreshing finish will make you feel a world away.

Source: The Florida Department of Citrus