Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Watermelon Mint Granita

I had some leftover watermelon from a barbeque and refashioned it into a tasty after dinner treat.

A treat that's both fresh and fruity that satisfies my ever-so-present desire for ice cream.

The recipe can also easily be adapted to use the fresh fruit you have on hand.

Watermelon Mint Granita
Ingredients: *Yield 6 cups
1 c. water
1/2 c. granulated sugar
3 c. watermelon
1 c. sliced strawberries
1 tbs. fresh mint, finely chopped
juice from 1 lemon
juice from 1 lime

1. In a small saucepan, bring water and sugar to slow simmer on stovetop. Stir occasionally and remove from heat when sugar is dissolved, approximately 5 minutes.
2. Cut watermelon from rind and remove seeds. Cut into medium pieces.
3. Remove stems from strawberries and slice.
4. Blend watermelon and strawberries in blender until liquefied. Add mint, lemon juice, lime juice and water mixture and blend until well mixed.
5. Pour liquid into nonstick baking pan and transfer to freezer for 30 minutes. Remove from freezer and use fork to mix together frozen crystals and liquid portions of granita. Repeat 3 times, totaling 90 minutes freeze time.
6. Remove from freezer and scrape into individual serving dishes. Garnish with fresh strawberry or mint leaf. Enjoy the cool, sweet treat!
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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Paul! I will make you some sometime this summer.

  2. I'm in the same leftover watermelon boat so thanks for the awesome idea!

  3. What a great way to use leftover watermelon. This would be so refreshing for summer.

  4. This sounds good too! I just made a Strawberry Mint Granita using fresh Mint & Strawberries from my garden. I served them in frozen lemon cups. It was a real hit and super easy to make. Very refreshing!