Watermelon Granita

According to Wikipedia, Granita is a semi-frozen dessert made from sugar, water, and various flavorings. It basically reminds me of shaved ice. It’s also very healthy if you don’t add in any sugar.

It’s a fairly simple process. Puree your favorite fruit. I used half a seedless watermelon to make this. Poor pureed fruit into¬† a baking dish and freeze. I used a pyrex one that was 8 X 11 in. After about 3 hours,¬† you can take a spoon and start shaving off the top. Put in the freezer again and repeat the process every hour or so until you have shaved ice.

Try this process using different fruit juices. A great way to cool off during the summer.

Ingredients from Pioneer Woman

  • 1/2 whole Seedless Watermelon, Cut Into Chunks (rind Discarded) (about 8 Cups Of Chunks)
  • 2 whole Limes, Juiced
  • 1/3 cup Sugar

Preparation Instructions

Place half the watermelon, half the lime juice, and half the sugar in a blender. Process until smooth, then pour into a separate bowl.

Repeat with other half of ingredients. Pour into same bowl as other batch.

Transfer mixture to a 9 x 13 baking dish. Freeze for two or three hours, then begin the process of lightly scraping the top, frozen layer. Return pan to freezer with the shaved ice on top; remove a couple of hours later and continue scraping. Repeat the occasional scraping process until the entire mixture is shaved. Store, covered in plastic wrap, until serving.

Serve in pretty glasses with a twist of lime.