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Watermelon Granita Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Stacey Empson
Added: Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
½ c. water
2/3 c. sugar
2 whole limes
6 cups cubed watermelon

Directions:
Directions:
Place the sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute, then shut off the heat and cool completely. Juice the limes. Remove watermelon seeds (or use seedless watermelon) and purée in a blender or food processor. Be sure to retain both the juice and the pulp. Combine the sugar-syrup mixture, the lime juice and the watermelon purée and stir it all together well. Taste the mixture. It should taste very sweet, with the lime juice noticeable. If you can't detect any tang, add more lime juice until you do. Place the mixture in a shallow container and put it in the freezer. Freeze for 2 to 3 hours, stirring the mixture together and fluffing it with a fork often. This action will create the granita's signature grainy texture. Serve the granita just before it freezes completely.

If the mixture freezes too solid, it's not necessary to melt it. Simply scrape it with a fork or spoon, or grate it with a clean cheese grater.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
10
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Exact measurements here aren't crucial, but pick the best, sweetest watermelon you can find. Adding a small quantity of alcohol can soften the granita's texture. But because the alcohol will not freeze, you'll need to stir the mixture more often. Use a liqueur like Grand Marnier or triple sec, or a spirit like vodka, bourbon or tequila.

 

 

 

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