Contributed By Marissa Bognanno, Professional Chef & Zumba Instructor, and Author of The Boot Blog
Here, though, it's an amazing 84 degrees and cloudy and I don't even need a granita, but they're just so fun to eat, that I couldn't resist.
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(based on this recipe, makes about 6 cups)
1/2 melon (about 1 pound)
1 cup warm water
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 lemon, juiced
Cube the melon and purèe in a blender. Add the sugar to the warm water and stir until dissolved, add to the melon mixture. Add in the lemon juice and blend. Pour into a metal pan or bowl and freeze. Every 30 minutes or so, stir the mixture up with a fork so the ice doesn’t harden in a block, but rather as crystals. After about 2 hours it will be at a slushy consistency, serve immediately with more melon to garnish.
I love this. As a person who needs dessert multiple times a day, it totally hits the spot after lunch (and snacks and dinner.) Plus, you can substitute practically any summery fruit. Happy granita-ing!
P.S. For another fun melon recipe, try this melon agua fresca.