As the temperature rises, you’ll need something to help you beat that heat. Try making this watermelon granita!
What’s a granita you may ask? It’s just a fancy word for a yummy, fruitastic slushy!
½ watermelon, rind removed and cut into 2 inch cubes
3 Tbsp. sugar
3 Tbsp. water
1. Using a food processor or blender, puree the watermelon cubes. You may have to do it in batches. One half of a watermelon should yield about 5 cups of puree.
2. Make a simple syrup. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water. Bring the mixture to a boil. Stir until the sugar has completely dissolved. Remove the syrup from the heat.
3. Mix the puree and syrup together.
4. Strain the mixture and then pour it into a large, shallow pan (13 x 9 x 2.) Make sure that the granita is no more than 1-inch thick, or else it will take FOREVER to freeze. Put the pan in the freezer for one hour.
5. After an hour, remove the pan from the freezer. Using a fork, scrape the granita from the bottom and sides of the pan. Put it back into the freezer.
6. Every hour, remove the pan from the freezer and rake the ice crystals until the granita is frozen through and there is no more liquid.
7. Serve it up! It’s super pretty, so use a clear glass.