Watermelon Granita

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Few flavors evoke the feeling of summer like watermelon does. Choose a fleshy, sweet melon for the best results.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 4 hours 35 minutes

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 8 cups seeded and chunked watermelon
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • ⅛ tsp. salt

Directions

  • Remove the seeds and rind from the melon, and chop the fruit into chunks.
  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender, and purée until very smooth.
  • Refrigerate until chilled.
  • Pour into a covered container and place in the freezer for 1 hour. Remove from the freezer, and stir the frozen crystals into the center of the container with a fork. Return the container to the freezer, and repeat the process every 30–45 minutes, stirring carefully each time, until you have a fully frozen container of crystallized granita.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 8 cups seeded and chunked watermelon
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • ⅛ tsp. salt

Directions

  • Remove the seeds and rind from the melon, and chop the fruit into chunks.
  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender, and purée until very smooth.
  • Refrigerate until chilled.
  • Pour into a covered container and place in the freezer for 1 hour. Remove from the freezer, and stir the frozen crystals into the center of the container with a fork. Return the container to the freezer, and repeat the process every 30–45 minutes, stirring carefully each time, until you have a fully frozen container of crystallized granita.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories140
Total Fat0g
Saturated Fat0g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium40mg
Total Carbohydrate37g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars35g
Protein1g