- 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
- 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
Combine sugar and watermelon juice in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves.
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.
Remove mixture from freezer, and scrape entire mixture with tines of a fork until fluffy. Toss mint into granita; serve immediately.
The granita may be frozen in an airtight freezer-safe container for up to 1 month.
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