Watermelon Granita

Watermelon Granita
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Watermelon Granita

Whole Foods Market

Watermelon Granita

This icy treat makes the most of rich ripe watermelon. Melons can vary in flavor quite a bit, so taste the mixture before freezing and add more honey or lime if desired.

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Ingredients

  • 8  Cups  seedless watermelon chunks
  • 2  Tablespoons  honey
  • 2  Tablespoons  lime juice
  • 1/4  Cup  chopped mint or basil (optional)

Directions

Place half of the watermelon in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth. Pour into a 9-by-13-inch glass baking dish. Add the remaining watermelon to the processor along with the honey and lime juice and process until smooth.

Pour into the baking dish, stir until combined, and place uncovered in the freezer. Freeze until ice begins to form around the edges of the pan, about 30 minutes. Rake with a fork to break up large ice clumps, return to the freezer, and continue stirring about every 30 minutes until all liquid is crystalized, about 3 hours total.

Using a large fork, flake the granita into bowls or into an airtight container to freeze up to 1 week. Serve garnished with mint or basil, if desired.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
81g
100%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
15g
63%
Carbohydrate, by difference
34g
26%
Protein
70g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
37µg
5%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
23µg
26%
Calcium, Ca
8mg
1%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
10g
40%
Folate, total
9µg
2%
Iron, Fe
15mg
83%
Magnesium, Mg
5mg
2%
Phosphorus, P
3mg
0%
Sodium, Na
1112mg
74%
Water
9g
0%

Watermelon Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Watermelon Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.