Cool confections: Watermelon-mint granita recipe
Try this sweet, healthy treat to cool off in the heat of summer.
- 8 cups of watermelon chunks, rind and
- seeds removed
- 4 sprigs of fresh mint
- 1 lime, juiced
- Sugar or honey to taste
Combine half the watermelon with half the mint and half the lime juice in a blender. Blend at low speed until pureed. Taste and add sugar or honey, if desired. Pour mixture into a 9″x13″ baking dish. Blend the other half of the ingredients and pour into the same baking dish.
Cover dish with plastic wrap and set into a freezer for two hours. Remove from freezer and uncover, then gently scrape all the ice crystals with a fork to break them apart. Cover and return to the freezer. Repeat every 2-3 hours until granita is thoroughly crystallized.
Serve in dessert glasses garnished with mint leaves or lime wedges.