Wow. I have found my new favorite chilled treat — and not a moment too soon, as August is here in full force, in all its brain-melting glory. A little watermelon is just what the doctor ordered… and frozen? Well, yeah, that just makes it even more refreshing.
This watermelon granita is kind of like a snow cone, only way better. Not only is it healthier — it’s made with whole fruit instead of super-sugary syrup — but it’s better tasting, too. Plus it’s a snap to whip up — and with only three ingredients, and no need for special equipment, you can’t go wrong.
- 8 cups seedless watermelon chunks
- 1 cup sugar
- juice of 2 limes
- Mix all ingredients in a blender and blend thoroughly.
- Pour into an airtight container and freeze for 2-3 hours, or until frozen chunks start to form. Stir, breaking up any large chunks, and return to the freezer for another 2-3 hours, or until frozen through.
- Using a fork, scrape vigorously to form icy flakes. Keeps well for several days in the freezer (although it’ll probably get gobbled up sooner than that). Allow to thaw for a few minutes for easier scraping.