Posts tagged: dessert to make with kidsSt. Patrick’s Day is only one week away… Are you ready to start celebrating? These Lucky Charms marshmallow treats are the perfect way to get in the festive Irish mood! Lucky Charms used to be my favorite cereal growing up and I would always pick out just the marshmallows. Now I have discovered the ultimate solution and no longer feel the need to pick out those marshmallows! The answer was so obvious – add more marshmallow deliciousness to the mix!
Looking for a refreshing, healthy dessert? Look no further than this icy cold watermelon granita!
Making a granita is such a simple task and it tastes absolutely heavenly on a hot summer day. It’s also a fantastic way to create a great dessert with the kids while they are out of school! You and the kids can check on it as it freezes, scarping each frozen layer with a fork to create your very own shaved ice dessert.
We used watermelon to really capture the flavor of summer – it’s light, refreshing and quite addictive. Plus, you don’t have to worry about the kids eating too much of it! They’ll be getting in their servings of fruit in such a fun way, leaving you happy and your kids cool.
INSTRUCTIONS: In the bowl of a food processor and working in batches if needed, puree the watermelon chunks. Add to a large bowl and stir in the sugar, lime juice, and lemon juice.
Add the mixture to a large baking dish and freeze for two hours. Remove from the freezer and scrape the frozen layer with a fork to create the texture of shaved ice.
Return the granita to the freeze and freeze for another hour before scraping again. Continue freezing for an hour at a time until the whole mixture is frozen and looks like shaved ice. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe & Photos by Meghan Bassett