It’s hard to believe, but here in Arizona, we have already seen 100 degrees. Summer is here!!
What could be more cool and refreshing than a watermelon granita? And at 68 calories a serving, you just can’t beat it.
Watermelon is in season now and it’s inexpensive! We used a mini and only about half of one made a loaf pan sized amount of granita. Once frozen and scraped, this is about 4 generous servings.
This recipe is so simple, it can barely be CALLED a recipe 🙂 Watermelon, sugar and a little lime juice get pureed in a food processor and then frozen. Every few hours, you scrape with a fork to create those ice crystals.
Serve with a slice of watermelon and a wedge of lime for garnish.
Attention vegetarians… Looking for another 3 ingredient recipe?? These might be the easiest brownies EVER from my friend Laurie at FoodisLoveRecipes.com!
How can I make it vegan, you ask? Try using an egg substitute such as Ener-G and any of these Nutella alternatives: http://www.peta.org/living/food/5-tasty-alternatives-nutella/
- 3 C of Watermelon, coarsely chopped
- 3 Tbl vegan Sugar (every watermelon has a different level of sweetness. Taste to be sure you need the entire amount here)
- 1/2 Lime, juiced
- This recipe is based on taste. Every watermelon has its own level of natural sweetness. Therefore, use it as a guide. The measurements don’t need to be exact. Puree the watermelon adding the lime juice and then sweeten with the sugar from there. You may not need it all.
- Puree long enough to be sure that the sugar is completely dissolved in the liquid.
- Pour into a loaf or square pan. Glass is best as you will be scraping it every 2 hours until the crystals are formed. You don’t want to scrape your metal pans!
- Cover with plastic wrap and freeze. Once you have achieved the ice crystals, you can freeze for up to a week but may need to thaw a bit and scrape again before serving.
- Serve with a slice of watermelon and a wedge of lime for garnish, if desired.