Watermelon Granita

| October 14, 2008 | 1 Comment

Watermelon Granita

Mmm, what’s better than a cool, refreshing and fruity dessert? One that costs next to nothing to make! Get the watermelon on sale and whip up a batch of this.

(This recipe is part of The $7 Dinner Challenge.)

Watermelon Granita
serves 8

1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
3 lbs watermelon, cut into chunks
juice from 1 lime

Make simple syrup: Heat the sugar and water together on high heat until sugar dissolves into the water. Remove from heat and let cool.

Combine watermelon and lime in a blender and whirl until smooth. Alternatively, use an immersion blender and blend the mixture smooth in a large bowl. Add the simple syrup and lime juice and blend again.

Pour the mixture into a 9 by 13 baking pan and freeze. Scrape with a fork every half an hour until all the liquid has frozen. This takes from 1-3 hours.

Spoon into glasses and serve.

Category: Dessert, Fruit, Recipes

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Sarah Walker Caron is a writer, editor and recipe developer who loves to create delicious recipes the whole family can enjoy together. Her work has appeared in countless publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Maine with her two food-loving kids.

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