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