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Clementine granita recipe

Clementine granita recipe

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Making the most of seasonal clementines, this sweet and zingy recipe makes a deliciously refreshing dessert to round off your festive feasting. It takes just 20 minutes to prepare, then pop it in the freezer – you can even make it up to one month ahead to really get ahead with your Christmas planning. See method

  • Serves 6
  • Takes 20 minutes, plus 8 hrs freezing
  • 64 calories / serving
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free


  • 2 x 600g packs clementines, juiced (you need 500-600ml)
  • 2 tbsp white caster sugar
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • whipped cream, to serve (optional)
  • 1 orange, zested and cut into slices to serve (optional)
Source of vitamin C

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    0g 0%
  • Saturates

    0g 0%
  • Sugars

    14g 16%
  • Salt

    trace 0%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 15g Protein 0.8g Fibre 0.2g


  1. Strain the clementine juice through a sieve into a mixing bowl. In a separate small bowl, mix the sugar with 50ml water to dissolve, then stir into the juice. Stir through the lemon juice.
  2. Pour into a glass or ceramic dish about 20 x 20cm, then transfer to the freezer, uncovered. Freeze for 8 hrs, stirring with a fork every 2 hrs to break it up into shavings, until completely set.
  3. To serve, spoon into bowls and top with whipped cream, orange zest and orange slices, if you like. The granita will keep for up to 1 month in the freezer; break it up again with a fork before serving.

Tip: For a Buck’s Fizz granita, use 600g clementines and add 200ml prosecco or other sparkling wine, along with the lemon juice in step 1.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines

In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.

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