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Granita from oranges and carrots served garnished with mint
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5 from 5 votes

Homemade Carrot and Orange Granita

Use the goodness of carrots and oranges to beat the heat!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Freezing time8 hrs
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Gluten-free, Vegan
Keyword: Chilled Desserts, Difference between granita, Shobet, Sherbet, gelato and Ice cream, Homemade Carrot and Orange Granita
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 500 grams carrots
  • 7-8 oranges
  • ½ tsp lemon adjust as per taste
  • 4 cups water approx
  • 3 tsp
  • sugar
  • Mint a few springs

Instructions

  • Wash and peel the carrots.
  • Cut in roundels and transfer to a bowl, add a cup of water and pressure cook in the cooker for 2 whistles.
  • Let the pressure drop naturally. Remove the carrots and cool them completely.
  • Meanwhile, peel the oranges remove the segments slit open, discard the membrane and seeds. Better to do this in a wide bowl this way the orange juice is collected too.
  • To a blender/mixer, add the carrots, sugar and the water that you have used to boil the carrots.
  • Blitz till the sugar is well mixed and all the ingredients are well crushed.
  • Adjust the sugar, add the lemon then add water as needed. The amount of water you need will depend on the orange juice you have.
  • Transfer to a flat container and set in the freezer till the juice freezes.
  • Actually, you have to remove from the freezer and use a fork to scrape and stir the granita. Transfer back to the freezer. Do this at least 2 times. I did not I just scooped the granite and shaped it into these cute balls.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg