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    Watermelon and Lime Granita

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    9 mins

    4 mins

    5 mins

    dale!'s Note:

    I love the flavours of watermelon and lime and this makes a very cool and refreshing treat in the summer months.

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    1. 1
      Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan and stir over a low heat until sugar has dissolved.
    2. 2
      Bring the mixture to the boil.
    3. 3
      Cook without stirring for 3-4 minutes until the mixture is syrupy.
    4. 4
      Remove from the heat, stir in the lime juice and rind (zest) and allow to cool.
    5. 5
      Puree the watermelon in a blender or processor until smooth.
    6. 6
      You may need to do it in batches.
    7. 7
      Transfer the watermelon puree to a bowl and stir in the lime syrup.
    8. 8
      Pour into a shallow metal pan (such as a cake tin).
    9. 9
      Freeze for 3-4 hours, separating and stirring with a fork every half an hour, until the mixture is like shaved ice consistancy.
    10. 10
      For a nice presentation serve in martini glasses and garnish with lime slices.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 23, 2008


      I knew I would love this-anything w/ lime and you can't go wrong w/ watermelon-DELICIOUS-and very refreshing-especially after a spicy meal!!! Thank you, dale, for a great recipe! Made for the Think Pink Tag Game In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, October 2008.

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    • on June 19, 2008


      Not only extremely delicious, but easy to put together. I wanted to try the recipe using Splenda and the only difference I noted was that the mixture did not become syrupy. I continued, undaunted and prepared the rest of the recipe. What wonderful granita. I know that I will make it again and again. Thank you for this treat!

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    • on August 13, 2007


      So delicious! I did not use the zest, and added 1/4 tsp of vanilla. You can also freeze these in ice cube trays, then pulse in a food processor, to save yourself the scraping steps. For the presentation, I saved the lime halves, and served the granita mounded in them like little watermelons (you could even use currants, if you want "seeds"). Tasted and looked great!

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    Nutritional Facts for Watermelon and Lime Granita

    Serving Size: 1 (235 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 121.8
    Calories from Fat 2
    Total Fat 0.2 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 2.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 31.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
    Sugars 28.0 g
    Protein 1.1 g

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