Watermelon Granita

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.

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