Watermelon Granita

This Watermelon Granita is a nice touch to cleanse the palate between courses. You could also serve it as an after dinner refreshment.

I added a sweet dessert wine to mine to make it a bit fancier for a picnic luncheon I was serving. You could use sparkling wine as well or fruit juice, pop or flavoured water if you want to avoid the alcohol.

The frozen end result is a little bit like Italian ice where it is not cream based. You don’t really need much (unless you like the idea of a freezie!)

I actually put it under the ‘Condiment’ category because I think of it as a palate cleanser between courses.

No special equipment is required – you just freeze it in a shallow pan.  With the alcohol in it it will not freeze completely solid.  With pop or juice it will harden.  Once it is frozen you just scrape it up with a good solid fork and spoon it into a small bowl or vessel.

I found these cute little 100 calorie desserts at Costco.  The dessert were delicious but I have to admit the reason I got them was for the cute little curved plastic containers. They are like wavy shot glasses!

 

 

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Watermelon Granita
Watermelon Granita
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Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 4 hours
Servings
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Ingredients
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 4 hours
Servings
cups
Ingredients
Watermelon Granita
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Instructions
  1. Blend ingredients till smooth. Pour into a shallow non-reactive pan. I used and 8" X 8" glass pan. Allow to freeze about 4 hours. Scrape it with a fork to get some airy, fluffy ice. Garnish with fresh mint. Serve and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

per 1/10 of recipe (2 oz serving)

Nutrition Facts
Watermelon Granita
Amount Per Serving
Calories 19
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium .9mg 0%
Potassium 43.3mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 3.4g 1%
Dietary Fiber .1g 0%
Sugars 2.5g
Protein .2g 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This Watermelon Granita is a nice touch to cleanse the palate between courses. You could also serve it as an after dinner refreshment.

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