Watermelon Granita

4
Total Time
10 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
0 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Easy
Granita is Italian for small grains, a reference to the ice crystals that form crunchy, irresistible little jewels in this fresh summer cooler.

Ingredients

fresh watermelon

6 cup(s), chunks, seedless

sugar

cup(s)

fresh lime juice

¼ cup(s)

table salt

¼ tsp

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.)
  3. 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.

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