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This orange granita feels like the convenience store slushie's older, fancier cousin. #orange #orangejuice #granita #summertime

Orange Granita with Almond Whipped Cream

It's like a classy creamsicle! Fruity orange granita with dreamy almond whipped cream.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Keyword almond extract, dessert, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, granita, heavy cream, italian, juice, no-bake, orange, summer, vegetarian, whipped cream
Prep Time 10 minutes
Freeze Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 107 kcal


  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream cold
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract


  1. Pour the juice into a 9x13" pan and freeze for 2-3 hours. Depending on the size of your pan, the granita will freeze at a different speed (ie a bigger pan means the juice will freeze faster). Every 20-30 minutes, using a fork, scrape the ice (all of it, not just the top layer), to make sure that the juice doesn't freeze into one block.
  2. In a medium bowl, whip the cream until soft peaks form. Add the almond extract, then mix until combined.
  3. Divide the granita between 6 champagne glasses, then top with the whipped cream. Serve immediately.