Watermelon Granitas

August 22 , 2014 by: Marga Munson Dessert

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Oh man. I am so happy it’s Friday. The website is up, it’s the weekend, and it’s time for a treat!

With the disgustingly muggy weather we’ve had in So Cal this week, I needed something cold to cool down! This is where this granita came to life. Well, that and I have a half a watermelon to use up. Two birds, one stone I say =P

This recipe could not be simpler. There’s only 3 ingredients! Even someone with zero kitchen experience could pull this off as a dessert and look like a rockstar. So here we go!

Watermelon Granita

Serves 4

5 cups cubed, seedless watermelon
1/4 cup sugar
the juice of half a lime

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Dump your watermelon, sugar and lime juice into the bowl of a food processor (or blender, but my blender is old so…) and process until the mixture is smooth and no lumps remain, about 30 seconds.
Pour the watermelon liquid into an 8X8 baking dish and place it in the freezer. After an hour, take it out and gently scrape it into flakes. This is the beginning of the slushy goodness. Put it back in the freezer for another 2 hours, and then do the same. At this point it will be mostly frozen. You can go ahead and serve it at this point, or leave it covered in the freezer for a couple of days. It’s light, refreshing and delicious, perfect for summer!

Sidenote: Check out my guest post on Travel Gumbo today! Super fun stuff!

XOXO,
Marga

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