I adapted this recipe for Valentines Day from the fabulous Clementine Granita recipe I found in Martha Stewart Magazine (December 2011 issue). I served the clementine version on Thanksgiving and for a holiday gift swap and it was a huge hit both times with the children and adults. I am always thrilled to find a healthful but festive dessert to add to my repertoire. When I saw the Blood oranges I thought their ruby pulp would create a pretty Valentines Day alternative version to our new family favorite.
12 Blood Oranges
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/4 cup water
1/4 tsp Powdered Ginger (the Martha Stewart Recipe calls for 1/2 in peel of fresh ginger but I don’t tend to keep fresh ginger on hand so have only made this with powdered so far)
1 T lemon juice
Slice the oranges in half, cut around the pulp and scoop it out, leaving the shell. Place the pulp and any juice in a bowl.
Wet the skins and roll in sugar, then place in the freezer to crete tiny bowls for the Granita.
In a pot mix the water, sugar and ginger and bring to a boil. Cool.
Once frozen (about 2-3 hours) Scoop the granita into the frozen skins, and keep them in the freezer until it is time to serve. Enjoy!