Watermelon Granita

April 11, 2014

A little lime and a lot of watermelon makes this icy granita a sweet, refreshing drink. To serve, spoon large flakes into chilled glasses or bowls and garnish with a wedge of watermelon.

Summertime in Mumbai means watermelon everywhere — fresh watermelon on street carts, stacks of watermelon in shacks off the footpath side. You will find the black green skin watermelon and the stripe green watermelons everywhere. 

These are big and gorgeous looking fruit.    It’s so hot, I can hardly say anything beyond that.   Just returned back from the hot sun at 2.30 in the afternoon, wanted something refreshing and this watermelon granita is just it   "perfect treat ".

Granita is like a grainy sorbet. This simple version made with fresh watermelon is refreshing and delicious. It takes no dedicated attention to make, but it is quite easy and does not require any special equipment. Well, worth the effort. The easy, no-bake recipe makes for the perfect summer drink!".

The name “granita” is unnecessarily sophisticated; it’s basically a slushie. To make granita, you do nothing more than puree this fruity into liquid in.... to .. a container, then place it in the freezer and use a spoon or fork to scrape the icy mixture as it freezes. It couldn’t be simpler. Here’s a watermelon version. The color is gorgeous, the melon version shines through, and it just sings summer.

4 1/4 cups watermelon juice (juiced with a juicer)
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice

In a large metal bowl, whisk the sugar, watermelon pieces and lime juice until the sugar is dissolved. Pour this into a air tight container. Place this container and let it freeze.
When completely frozen just take a fork and scrape it. Pour these grains into a glass or bowl and ! Voila ! the Water melon Grantia is ready. So simple.
Just sit back on the couch have this grantia.

Chill and enjoy !!!!

Note: The Watermelon that I purchased was very sweet so I did not add any sugar. You can adjust the sugar content to your taste. 

Labels: Juices, Healthy, Vegan, Continental Cuisine
sneha datar
sneha datar

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.

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