Watermelon Granita

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Ingredients (4)

  • Juice of one watermelon
  • juice of one lime
  • 1 cup sugar for every 2 cups of liquid
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt for every 2 cups of liquid

Summary

When you need to cool the summer down or brownies would be too heavy try a little homemade granita. You can make granita with practically any liquid but I LOVE watermelon granita as it is not a flavor you normally see.

Instructions

  1. 1Cut up the watermelon and remove the rind (you can save the rind and pickle it…mmmm).
  2. 2put the pieces of watermelon in a bowl and crush (potato masher works wonders)
  3. 3Put the mash into a strainer and strain the seeds and pulp out, saving the liquid.
  4. 4Add the juice of one lime (or more, to taste)
  5. 5Add the salt and sugar
  6. 6Reduce in a saucepan over a LOW heat until you are happy with the flavor and the sugar has dissolved.
  7. 7Place into the freezer.
  8. 8Stir ever 1/2 hour or so with a fork. Be sure and scrape the sides
  9. 9Just before I serve I whip mine until I get the texture I like.
  10. 10You can substitute any liquids. Some traditional flavors are; berry, coffee, lemon, lime. To get the texture you like you can do any (or all) of the following

1. more sugar = less frozen (smaller crystals)
2. more salt = less frozen
3. more frequent stirring= smaller crystals

play around, see what you like. Myself I do these by eye and taste all the time.

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