It is starting to feel like summer outside and my kids ask for ice cream or a Popsicle everyday. I came up with a healthier option of an icy treat for them, Granita!! It was a huge success as even my pickiest kid loved it and asked for more!
This is perfect refreshment on a hot summer day. Granita is a Sicilian semi-frozen dessert, made from pureeing the fruits, and has the texture of a sorbet, slushie or “sno-cone” as my kids like to call it.
My husband had made a fruit basket out of a whole watermelon few days back so I had some watermelon scrapings in my refrigerator that I have used to make this granita. You can use any fruit you like. This is a great way to use the over ripe berries. Just freeze them and use them later to make granita!!
Recipe Servings: 8 Time: 15 minutes
- 8 cups seedless watermelon chunks
- ½ cup cane sugar
- 1 lime, juice
- ¼ cup mint leaves
- Add all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into a 9×13-inch glass or metal baking dish.
- Keep uncovered in the freezer for about 30 minutes.
- Take the pan out and lightly scrape with a fork to break up large ice clumps; return to freezer.
- Continue with this process every 30 minutes for about 3 hours.
- Store into an airtight container to freeze for up to a week.
- Serve garnished with mint or plain!
- Watermelons can vary in flavor, so taste the mixture before freezing and add more honey or lime if desired.
- You can strain the liquid through a mesh strainer before freezing it if you like.
- You can use 2 tbsp. of honey instead of sugar.