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Minted Watermelon Granita

Photo: Oxmoor House
Prep time 15 mins
Freeze time 8 hrs
Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
Cool down with this refreshing frozen treat that has only 98 calories and 0.7 grams of fat per serving.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup watermelon juice or water
  • 6 cups seeded watermelon cubes
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint

Nutrition Information

  • calories 98
  • fat 0.7 g
  • satfat 0.1 g
  • protein 1.0 g
  • carbohydrate 23.4 g
  • fiber 0.8 g
  • cholesterol 0 mg
  • iron 0.3 mg
  • sodium 3 mg
  • calcium 14 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine sugar and watermelon juice in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves.

  2. Place watermelon cubes, lime juice, and peppermint in container of an electric blender; cover and process until smooth, stopping once to scrape down sides. Add sugar mixture; cover and process until blended. Pour mixture into a 13- x 9-inch pan; cover and freeze at least 8 hours or until firm.

  3. Remove mixture from freezer, and scrape entire mixture with tines of a fork until fluffy. Toss mint into granita; serve immediately.

Cook's Notes

The granita may be frozen in an airtight freezer-safe container for up to 1 month.

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