Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Watermelon and Lime Granita

Yum
 Well, I did it again, I bought a not so great watermelon. My husband refuses to eat a watermelon that is not crisp and "crunchy" with every bite.  So when he cut into this perfectly looking watermelon on the outside and saw the very ripe and somewhat mushy inside he was ready to throw it in all the garbage.  NOT me.  I took one look at the watermelon and said, "I'll take over from here." So I put it through a blender and made this fabulous granita.  My kids and even my husband could not believe that that mushy watermelon morphed into such a fantastic refreshing treat.  I couldn't believe how easy it was and what a beautiful presentation it had when I served it up.  So the next time you get a mushy watermelon... try this quick frozen treat to fix it.


Ingredients:
1 seedless watermelon
2-3 large limes (to taste)
sugar to taste (if needed)

 Optional ingredients:
4-5 fresh mint leaves


Directions:
Cut watermelon and place all watermelon chunks in a blender. Blend until very smooth.  Strain through a mesh strainer and remove any pulp.  Squeeze lime juice to taste. Add sugar if watermelon is not sweet enough.  I did not need to add any sugar.  Pour into a 9- x 13-inch freezer safe dish. Freeze, stirring and scraping with a fork every 30-45 minutes, until all of the liquid has frozen. This should take about 3-4 hours.  Scrape with a fork before serving and serve with more lime wedges. Keep frozen. Enjoy.





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18 comments:

  1. The color are gorgeus,fresh and simply delicious for this hot weather !!

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  2. ah sounds like my husband... They r so peculiar, mine for sure at least. Looks pretty and tempting. =)

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  3. Just like my Hubster - won't eat mushy watermelon! :) I love that you added lime - I know it makes it truly addicting. I would love for you to link it up to my Blue Ribbon Challenge tomorrow!

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  4. I don't see how anyone could turn this away!! It looks so pretty and refreshing! Great photos too!

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  5. How beautiful this looks - I think the glass on the right has my name on it - so passez moi sil vous plait :)

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  6. Perfect way to use those over-ripe watermelons. Will be trying this soon!

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  7. That is one of the most beautiful looking granitas :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  8. Sounds like it is delicious and it looks so pretty! I will have to try this!

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  9. Love the flavor combinations in your granita! And it has such a beautiful presentation. I'm bookmarking this for later!

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  10. So pretty - sounds refreshingly delicious, Ramona. Yummy! Have a wonderful rest of the week.

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  11. Watermelon anything is delicious!!! I love watermelon sorbet, but this granita with lime looks delicious! And granitas are so fun to make!

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  12. Not only are you the Queen of Curries you're a master at saving food that seems hopeless. These pictures are beautiful and the granita sounds so refreshing.

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  13. One thing that I didn't eat much during this summer was watermelon. I don't know why but this year we were crazy about berries and peaches and completely forgot about other (poor) fruits like watermelon. I've heard about watermelon granita often but haven't had tried yet. This sounds wonderful!

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  14. Congrats! I just read that you won the Blue Ribbon Challenge for your granita. Well done my friend!

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