This bright and citrusy Blood Orange Granita is an easy recipe to make for a refreshing dessert, and it's a great make-ahead recipe!
2cupsfreshly squeezed blood orange juice
In a small saucepan or the microwave, combine the water, sugar, and cloves. Heat to a boil and cook until the sugar is fully dissolved. Let cool completely, then chill in the fridge.
Whisk to combine the blood orange juice with two tablespoons of the clove simple syrup*. Taste it and see if you’d like to add any more simple syrup to it, since tartness of the juice can really vary. Keep in mind that frozen foods taste less sweet. When the liquid is sweetened to your liking, pour into an 8×8 dish. Place in the freezer for 1 hour, then rake any ice crystals that are there with a fork, to fluff the crystals up. Freeze for another hour, and repeat. When completely frozen, do a final fluffing of the granita with a fork, and serve in a dish. Enjoy!
*You may have leftover simple syrup. It’s great to use in coffee!