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Watermelon Granita with Mint

Watermelon Granita with Mint

Juicy watermelon blended with mint makes this slushee granita a real treat to beat the heat! Recipe by Laura Bashar of Family Spice

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Remove rind, chop and working in batches, purée until smooth in a blender:
    • 7 lb seedless watermelon
    • 1/2 cup mint, fresh , packed
  2. Any seeds in the watermelon will get puréed.
  3. Chill watermelon mixture in the refrigerator for one hour.
  4. Freeze the mixture in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Serve immediately.
  5. This can also be made without an ice cream machine. Transfer watermelon mixture into a freezer-safe container and place in the freezer until frozen solid, about 3-4 hours. Use a fork to scrape into large crystals and spoon granita into chilled glasses.

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 0 min
Inactive Time: 3 hour chill time
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 12
Serving Size: 1 cup

Cooking Tips: You can also substitute sugar with honey or omit altogether if watermelon is perfectly sweet!