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Cantaloupe Granita

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Missy Neville Crawford
Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 8 hrs, 10 mins
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 cup)
Start this recipe after breakfast Saturday morning; it can freeze all day long while you're busy doing other things--or nothing at all.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cubed peeled cantaloupe
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup agave nectar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 136
  • fat 0.3 g
  • satfat 0.1 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 1 g
  • carbohydrate 35 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 100 mg
  • calcium 15 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place cantaloupe in a food processor or blender; process until smooth. Strain through a fine sieve over a bowl; discard solids. Stir in juice, nectar, and salt. Pour mixture into an 8-inch square dish. Freeze at least 8 hours. Remove mixture from freezer; scrape entire mixture with a fork until fluffy.

Cook's Notes

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