Minted Watermelon Granita

Minted Watermelon GranitaRecipe
Photo: Oxmoor House
Cool down with this refreshing frozen treat that has only 98 calories and 0.7 grams of fat per serving.

Yield:

6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Freeze: 8 Hours

Nutritional 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

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

Preparation

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.

Note:

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

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