Healthy Recipes

Dark Chocolate & Orange Granita

Granitas are super easy, and orange juice gives dark chocolate (high in cancer-fighting flavonones) a sweet, citrusy accent.
Dark Chocolate & Orange Granita
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¾ cup organic evaporated cane juice sugar
2 cups water
1 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon grated orange peel, plus more for garnish
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup cocoa powder
2 ounces 60 percent or 70 percent dark chocolate, finely chopped



Boil sugar, water, and juice until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients, until melted. Pour into a 9 x 2" baking dish, cover with foil, and freeze. Over several hours, push solids toward center of pan until it reaches a slushy consistency. Serve in parfait glasses.


Nutritional facts: 

Per serving: 105 calories, 2 g fat (1.4 g saturated), 22 g carbohydrates, 1 g protein, 1.4 g fiber, 1 mg sodium (>1% Daily Value).