Lemon and Orange Granitas

lemon and orange granitas

Trying to find an easy and healthy recipe to freshen you up during these long summer days? Search no more! Here I bring you the best granitas recipe you’ll ever try in your life. 


Lemon and Orange Granitas


What you’ll need

6 large lemons or 4 medium oranges

Sugar or honey, to taste

4 cups of water

2–4 drops of Lemon or Wild Orange DoTerra essential oil


How to prepare your granitas

First, clean and wash the fruit. Cut off the top quarter and slice a thin bevel off the bottom of the fruit, so they stand up straight. 

Second, carefully remove and save the flesh and juice. Stand the rinds on a plate or cookie sheet and freeze until solid, save them for later.

Third, combine the scooped out flesh and juice with DoTerra essential oil in a food processor or blender; pulse until mostly pureed then press the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer.

Then, stir in water; add sugar or honey to taste. Pour the mix into a large roasting pan or baking dish, make sure it is large enough that the liquid isn’t more than one inch deep. Put it inside the freezer for one to three hours. Remove it every half hour and scrape with forks to break up the ice.

Last, when the granita is frozen, rake until glittery. Scoop into the frozen lemon or orange shells and serve.


Bonus Tip: For a lemon-mint granita, try four drops of Spearmint DoTerra oil with lemon juice and fruit, and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.


For more details, visit the original DoTerra blog post here.

Once you’ve tried this recipes, make sure to share your pictures of your homemade granitas in the comments!

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