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Watermelon and rosewater granita

4
4
4
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
9 hr 25 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
5 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Moderate
Remember those crushed- ice ‘snow cones’ you loved as a child? Now you can enjoy a grown-up version with this elegant Italian-style granita.

Ingredients

Caster sugar

½ cup(s), (110g)

Watermelon

¼ whole, (1.5kg), chilled, coarsely chopped

Essence

1 tsp, rosewater

99% fat-free vanilla yoghurt, sweetened

cup(s)

Pistachios

20 g, (1tbs), finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Place sugar and ½ cup (125ml) water in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir, without boiling, until sugar has dissolved. Increase heat to medium and bring to the boil for 5 minutes. Remove syrup from heat and set aside to cool. Cover and refrigerate until cold.
  2. Process watermelon in a food processor until smooth. Strain into a shallow freezer-proof container. Discard any seeds or pulp. Stir syrup and rosewater into watermelon juice. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze overnight or until solid.
  3. Using a fork, scrape frozen mixture into icy granules. Freeze for 1 hour or until firm. Spoon granita into serving glasses and serve topped with yoghurt and pistachios.

Notes

TIPS: The granita will keep in the freezer for up to 2 weeks. Find rosewater essence in the baking aisle of major supermarkets.