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A COOL SUMMER TREAT! TRY THIS WATERMELON GRANITA. | Food & Drink

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A COOL SUMMER TREAT! TRY THIS WATERMELON GRANITA.
A COOL SUMMER TREAT! TRY THIS WATERMELON GRANITA.

Have you noticed? All kinds of melons are showing up in our grocery stores...YAY!  A favorite summer treat, and you have lots of variety to choose from.  From honeydew to watermelon, they are so good and so good for you.  Try a sprinkle of cinnamon on your cantaloupe.  Throw some honeydew in your smoothie.  

Have you ever made a granita?  It is super easy and very satisfying summer treat.  Here is a great recipe from one of our partners, Whole Foods.  

This icy treat makes the most of rich ripe watermelon. Melons can vary in flavor quite a bit, so taste the mixture before freezing and add more honey or lime if desired.

Ingredients: 

  • 8 cups seedless watermelon chunks, divided
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint or basil (optional)

Place half of watermelon in a food processor and process until smooth. Pour into a 9x13-inch glass baking dish. Add remaining watermelon to the processor along with honey and lime juice and process until smooth. Pour into the baking dish, stir until combined, and place uncovered in the freezer. Freeze until ice begins to form around edges of pan, about 30 minutes. Rake with a fork to break up large ice clumps; return to freezer; continue stirring about every 30 minutes until all liquid is crystalized, about 3 hours total.

Using a large fork, flake granita into bowls or into an airtight container to freeze up to 1 week. Serve garnished with mint or basil, if desired.  Serves 8

Nutritional Info: 

Per Serving:60 calories (0 from fat), 0g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 14g sugar), 1g protein