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This delicious icy treat is full of refreshing melon flavor and just the right amount of lime juice and freshly grated zest.
fresh watermelon6 cup(s), chunks
lime zest1 Tbsp, grated
fresh lime juice2 Tbsp
- Bring the sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan; boil 5 minutes.
- Puree the watermelon in batches in a food processor; transfer to a large bowl. Add the sugar mixture and lime zest and juice. Pour into an 8-inch square baking dish. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and place in the freezer until partially frozen, about 1 1/2 hours.
- Remove from the freezer and stir with a fork, making sure to scrape the icy parts into the center of the dish. Cover the dish and return to the freezer until the granita is completely frozen, about 3 hours longer, stirring every 30 minutes. To serve, scoop the granita into glasses. Yields generous 1/2 cup per serving.