Sweet and citrusy Minneola Aperol Granita is the perfect refreshing drink on a hot summer day!
This post is sponsored by Darling Minneolas®. All opinions are my own.
I teamed up with Darling Minneolas® to create this recipe and bring you a new refreshing summertime drink to enjoy with friends.
What are Minneolas?
Minneolas are a cross between a tangerine and a grapefruit. They are juicy and packed with an intense sweet and tangy flavor, and make for a great morning or afternoon snack! Minneolas are seedless and peel easily; you can recognize them by their bright orange-red color and their a characteristic “nipple” at the stem.
Minneolas’ nutritional facts are similar to that of other citrus; they are packed with Vitamin C and potassium.
You can use Minneolas in cooking and baking; they make a great substitute for oranges, grapefruits and even lemons.
LGS Sales is the citrus importer behind Darling Citrus ®, works very closely with each partner, visiting their fields regularly throughout a season to monitor crop condition and fruit quality, as well as ensuring that growing and safety standards are never compromised. Darling Minneolas®, one of the many fruits from Darling Citrus ®, are grown in Peru, and available July to September.
How to store Darling Minneolas?®
- Room Temperature: Store for about 7 days in an open air container away from direct sunlight.
- In the Refrigerator: Store in your refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
What is a Granita?
Granita is a frozen Italian dessert made with simple ingredients; water, sugar and fruit. The result is a melt-in-your-mouth crunchy fruit ice, similar to sorbet, perfect for eating on its own. It’s texture is coarse and flaky, like snow!
You can make this 3 ingredient dessert with a variety of fruits, and substitute water for soda water or alcohol; like Aperol, Campari, Prosecco or even Vodka.
How to Make a Minneola Aperol Granita
To make Minneola Granitas you’re going to need these ingredients:
- Darling Minneolas®
- Rosemary Sprig, for garnish
- Whipped Cream, for serving (optional)
In a large jug, combine the Minneola juice, Aperol and sugar, and stir until incorporated and sugar is dissolved. Transfer to a plastic or metal tray, such as 9×13 cake pan, and freeze for 2 hours. Using a large fork, rake the granita to break up crystals. Repeat the process until you get a coarse texture. Serve frozen!
Tips and Tricks for Making a Refreshing Minneola Aperol Granita
- Use fresh seasonal Darling Minneolas®.
- Juice Minneolas using a citrus juicer or a juicer machine.
- Use Aperol or Campari.
- Use regular granulated sugar.
- Make ahead! Making granita takes a few hours.
- Fork the granita every 1-2 hours to break up the crystals.
- Enjoy as is or with a bit of whipped cream.
Hope you enjoy making this Minneola Aperol Granita recipe! And be sure to check out Darling Minneolas® next time you head to the store.
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