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Watermelon Granita

Watermelon Granita

Watermelon Granita

Looking for a refreshing, healthy dessert? Look no further than this icy cold watermelon granita! 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.

Watermelon Granita

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.

Watermelon Granita

Watermelon Granita

Watermelon Granita

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.

Watermelon Granita

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.

Watermelon Granita

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

Watermelon Granita | pigofthemonth.com

Sparkling Watermelon Punch

Sparkling Watermelon Punch

Sparkling Watermelon Punch | Sauce + Style

How is it already the end of August?! Before we know it the summer will be over and we'll be sipping pumpkin spice lattes while we tailgate for our fav football team. So how am I getting the most out of these final days of summer? Three words. Sparkling Watermelon Punch.

Sparkling Watermelon Punch | Sauce + Style

Watermelon is my favorite fruit to gorge on during the summer. It's refreshing and light so you can eat an entire watermelon and not feel like a total whale afterwards. Not that I've ever tried to do that or anything... So it's only natural to put all that fresh watermelon to good use - in a cocktail. This big batch punch is perfect for your next summer BBQ. It's light and bubbly, which is exactly what you want to be sipping on while you are grilling up all those meats. It's just a little tart and not too sweet, so even the dudes at the party won't feel too girly sipping on it too.

Sparkling Watermelon Punch | Sauce + Style

The best part? It's only 4 ingredients and it comes together in less than 2 minutes. Forget spending all that time fussing over complicated recipes! You need to be out on the patio, sipping this punch and soaking up what's left of the summer sun. Go ahead and pin this bad boy now because you know you're gonna want to bust this out all weekend long when Labor Day rolls around next week! Speaking of Labor Day, keep an eye out on the blog, because we're rounding up our favorite Sauce + Style recipes to keep your celebrations going all weekend long, Pig of the Month BBQ style.

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Sparkling Watermelon Punch | Sauce + Style

Sparkling Watermelon Punch | Sauce + Style

INSTRUCTIONS: In a pitcher filled halfway with ice, combine, watermelon juice, pineapple juice, prosecco and cognac. Stir to combine. Serve in mason jar glasses and garnish with a wedge of watermelon.

Sparkling Watermelon Punch | Sauce + Style

*Recipe, photos and video by Meghan Bassett

Sparkling Watermelon Punch | pigofthemonth.com #cocktail #libation #summer

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