Saturday, July 14, 2012

Watermelon Granita

So, what is granita? According to wikipedia it originated in Sicily and is in the sorbet and Italian ice family.  There are so many variations and flavor combinations you could make with this simple recipe, I am excited to try more.

Especially with these triple digit summers creeping in, its always nice to have a cool, refreshing, and healthy snack!

Unfortunately, I didnt take any pictures during the process of making this, just the final product. 

Watermelon Granita
6 cups of cubed and deseeded watermelon
handful of fresh blueberries
juice of one lime
1/4 cup of sugar

Put the watermelon into a blender or food processor for about one minute until completely blended.
Pour the juice into a strainer to remove the pulp.
Put the remaining juice back into the blender or food processor and add the blueberries, lime juice, and sugar.
Pulse until all is blended. 

Pour the mixture into a container that is ok to go in the freezer. I kept mine in the freezer overnight.  I scooped it with a metal ice cream scooper which kind of gave it a snow cone consistency. But you can also just keep it in the freezer for 4 to 5 hours and it would be more like a slushee because it won't be completely frozen.


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