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Granita is Italian for small grains, a reference to the ice crystals that form crunchy, irresistible little jewels in this fresh summer cooler.
fresh watermelon6 cup(s), chunks, seedless
fresh lime juice¼ cup(s)
table salt¼ tsp
- Working in batches if necessary, place all ingredients in a food processor fitted with the chopping blade; process until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a large bowl.
- Pour into ice-cube trays; freeze until hard, at least 8 hours or overnight. (The recipe can be made up to this point and kept in the freezer for up to 1 month.)
- Release cubes into a food processor fitted with the chopping blade; pulse until somewhat slushy but still quite grainy. Yields about 1/2 cup per serving.