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Watermelon Granita with Mint and Lime

Watermelon lovers go wild for this dessert: Freezing watermelon juice with a sugar syrup intensifies the fruit flavors.

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Watermelon lovers go wild for this dessert: Freezing watermelon juice with a sugar syrup intensifies the fruit flavors.

Servings
SERVING

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 small fresh mint sprig
  • 1 2-inch piece lime zest
  • 2 1/2 Tbs. lime juice
  • 3 lb. watermelon, cut into chunks

Preparation

  1. Combine sugar, mint, lime zest and 1/3 cup water in small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, and cook 1 minute, or until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat, and cool. Strain, and remove mint and zest.
  2. Purée watermelon in blender or food processor. Strain liquid. You should have about 2 cups juice.
  3. Combine watermelon juice and lime juice in large bowl. Add sugar syrup and stir to combine. Pour into 9×9-inch baking tin, and freeze 45 minutes. Stir with fork. Continue to freeze 3 to 4 hours, stirring every 1/2 hour to fluff crystals and prevent granita from turning solid. Cover with plastic wrap, and freeze until dessert time. Scoop into bowls with fork or small spoon, and serve.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size Serves 4
  • Calories 100
  • Carbohydrate Content 26 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 0 g
  • Fiber Content 0 g
  • Protein Content 1 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Sodium Content 1 mg
  • Sugar Content 24 g
  • Trans Fat Content 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g