Long summer days and lingering evenings require cool, easy, no-bake desserts, like this watermelon granita. You don't even need any fancy ice cream makers or special equipment to make this fabulous frozen treat.
Watermelon Granita Recipe Ingredients:
- Half of a seedless watermelon
- juice of one lemon
- 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup sugar, to taste
Cut the watermelon to remove the rind, and into small enough pieces to fit in a blender.
Blend the watermelon chunks and sugar together to make what is pretty much a watermelon smoothie. Mix in the lemon juice (which isn't necessary, but adds a nice bright dimension to the dessert).
Pour the mixture into a 9x13 pan, and place in the freezer.
When the fruit mixture is frozen, use a fork or a spoon to scrape the frozen fruit, creating a delicious watermelon fruit snow-like dessert, the granita.
Scoop the fruity, icy granules into a pretty dish and serve!
It's so easy, so refreshing, and even pretty darn healthy!
Of course, if you want to add a little something extra for an adult crowd, be sure to check out how I use my watermelon granita to make a very adult, alcoholic watermelon slushie. Cheers to summer!