Easy Melon Granita

by Andrea Kruse

Easy Melon Granita recipe 5 Minutes for Food

This is my favorite time of year! Our farm’s fresh melons are starting to be big and plump enough to pick. We have watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew.

I love finding cold Summer treats that utilize the fresh produce  in our area or available at our farmer’s market. This easy melon Granita is super simple to make, only requires 4 ingredients and tastes like Summer in my mouth.

So grab a ripe melon, your blender and a few simple ingredients and make yourself this guilt-free treat.

Easy Melon Granita
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 3 cups melon, cubed - watermelon, honeydew or cantaloupe
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime or lemon juice
  • ⅓ cup sugar, or less to taste
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Place the cubed melon into a blender. Add the juice, sugar and salt.
  2. Pulse up the melon until you have a thick pulp. Do not puree. Some small chunks are just fine.
  3. Pour the mixture into metal freezer trays. Freeze for one hour.
  4. At one hour, take a fork and break up the frozen chunks. Take care to scrape the edges.
  5. Every half hour afterwards repeat by breaking up the chunks with a fork. This will keep the mixture from freezing solid. After all the liquid has frozen you can go through again with a fork to break up any large chunks right before serving.
Notes
I like the combination of honeydew and lime juice, watermelon or cantaloupe with lemon juice. Experiment to find your family's favorites. Also note that depending on the ripeness of your melon you may need much less sugar. Start with a tablespoon or two and work your way up or substitute your favorite sweetener.

 



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Andrea is a farmer's wife and mother of two in the Pacific Northwest. She gave up traveling Asia and a career as a graphic designer for her biggest adventure to date, motherhood! Blogging has become a way for her to share her passion for food, gardening and family with others. Read more from Andrea at Adventures in All Things Food and connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

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1 Natural July 12, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Very nice Recipes thanks

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2 Susan July 12, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Soooo delicious… I can’t wait to try this. Thanks!

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3 Arlene July 14, 2012 at 12:54 am

I love watermelon granita but I’ve never made it with honey dew melons. I bet it tastes awesome!

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4 Nicole July 15, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Yummm! This will be on the menu next weekend. Thank you.

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