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Watermelon Granita

Watermelon Granita
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 4 hr 25 min
  • Servings 10
Nothing says summer like a juicy slice of watermelon, and this dessert captures the best of that favorite fruit in an icy bowlful.
Updated February 25, 2010

Ingredients

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

Steps

  • 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.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
70
Calories from Fat
0
Total Fat
0g
0%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
0mg
0%
Potassium
105mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
17g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
16g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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