Saturday, July 10

· granita fresca ·

At the beach earlier this summer, we made watermelon was oh so good and so refreshing. Perfect for a hot summer afternoon!

Watermelon Granita
(based on the Food Network recipe)
* 4 cups seedless watermelon chunks
* 1/2 cup sugar (we made a simple syrup by adding the sugar to a 1/2 cup of simmering water until completely dissolved)
* Juice of 1 lemon

Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Puree until smooth. Pour into a shallow, wide pan and freeze for 1 hour. Rake mixture with fork and freeze for another hour. Rake and freeze for one more hour. Rake and serve in cups (we served it with creamy vanilla ice cream...sorta like a gelati). Enjoy!


jennifer said...

yum! sounds good with the ice cream.

F1 Fan said...

you forgot the Smirnoff

Karin said...

The funny thing is that my mom just asked me what Smirnoff is the other day (she doesn't drink a lot of adult beverages)...but, I'm pretty sure she'd like a little added to her watermelon slushie! I think I'd like it too! :)