Prep Time
12 Mins
Cook Time
12 Mins
Freeze Time
8 Hours
Yield
18 (1/2-cup) servings.

How to Make It

Step 1

Pour orange juice through a wire-mesh strainer into a bowl; discard pulp. Set juice aside.

Step 2

Combine 1/2 cup sugar and 2 cups water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, and stir into strained orange juice. Pour mixture into a 9-inch square pan; let cool completely. Cover and freeze at least 8 hours or until firm.

Step 3

Combine remaining 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 cups water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, and stir in cranberry juice cocktail and lemon juice. Pour mixture into a 9-inch square pan; let cool completely. Cover and freeze at least 8 hours or until firm.

Step 4

Cut frozen orange mixture into 1-inch cubes, and place in container of a food processor. Pulse, 1 second at a time, until mixture is fluffy. Repeat procedure with cranberry mixture. To serve, spoon 1/4 cup orange granita into a (6-ounce) parfait glass; spoon 1/4 cup cranberry granita over orange granita. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired. Serve immediately.

Cooking Light Low-Fat, Low-Calorie Quick and Easy Cookbook

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