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Watermelon Granita


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  • 3 3
  • tablespoons lime juice (juice of 2 to 3 limes)
  • 1 1
  • cup water
  • 1/2 1/2
  • cup sugar
  • 6 6
  • cups 1-inch cubes seeded watermelon



Step 1

In 1-quart saucepan, mix lime juice, water and sugar. Cook over low heat about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. Cool slightly, about 5 minutes.
In blender or food processor, place watermelon. Cover; blend on high speed about 2 minutes or until smooth. Add lime juice mixture; blend until well mixed. Pour into ungreased 13x9-inch glass baking dish. Cover; freeze 1 hour.
Scrape with fork to distribute ice crystals evenly. Every 30 minutes, repeat scraping procedure for at least 3 hours until mixture is consistency of fine ice crystals. Scoop into chilled dessert cups to serve.
Expert Tips

For a fun presentation, serve the granita in unbreakable stemmed beverage glasses.

A granita is an ice dessert made of a combination of water, sugar and liquid flavoring. The texture will be grainier than a sorbet--very similar to a slush

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