Watermelon Granita

Created by: Leigh Ann Hieronymus

This makes a great dessert for a warm evening!

  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4 cups seedless watermelon, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  1. Make a simple syrup: Heat water and sugar in a saucepan until sugar dissolves. Let cool.
  2. Working in batches, purée watermelon with syrup and lime juice in a blender until smooth. Pour into a 9"x13" glass baking dish. Freeze mixture for 1 hour. Remove from freezer. Stir, mashing any frozen parts with a fork. Cover and freeze mixture until firm, 2-3 hours. Using tines of a fork, scrape granita vigorously to form icy flakes.

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