Cucumber-Lime Granita

Cucumber-Lime Granita

Blogger Brooke McLay from Cheeky Kitchen shares a tangy granita recipe. Cucumber and lime might sound like a strange combination for dessert, but in this simple granita, the two go together like a charm!

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2 to 4


cup sugar
cup water
limes, freshly squeezed
  1. Line shallow dish with parchment paper. In 2-quart saucepan, beat sugar and water with whisk until blended. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer until mixture becomes a thin syrup. Cool.
  2. Remove most of peel from cucumbers. With spoon, scoop out seeds. Chop cucumber into cubes.
  3. In blender, place cucumbers, lime juice and syrup. Cover; blend until smooth. Pour into dish. Cover; freeze 2 to 3 hours or until completely frozen.
  4. Rake fork through mixture. Serve immediately, or return granita to freezer until ready to serve.
Makes 2 to 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
If you have an industrial-sized blender, no cooking and peeling needed! Just toss all of the ingredients into your blender, blend it until the sugar is dissolved, then pour it into a parchment-lined dish and freeze! So easy!
To crank up the lime flavor in this recipe, add the grated peel of the two limes, as well as the juice.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
        Exchanges: Free*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.