6 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)

At once sweet and spicy, this frozen dessert would make a bracing finish to a Latin-inspired meal. To suit a festive mood, drizzle tequila over the granita and serve with lime wedges.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 3 ingredients in a saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat, and cool to room temperature.

Step 2

Place sugar mixture in a blender or food processor. Add melon, juice, and salt. Process until smooth. Pour melon mixture into a 13 x 9–inch baking dish. Cover and freeze 8 hours or until firm. Scrape entire mixture with a fork until fluffy. Store in an airtight container in freezer.

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