Oh Man it is so hot outside..I definitely want something which makes me cool from inside..And it has to be my watermelons…And I planned to make some granite out of it…This is the first time I ever tried granita, and I am in love with it from that time onwards.You could make it with any fruit you like..You can make it with orange, tomatoes, strawberries and anything..Combining tomatoes and watermelon will make a good tasty granita..
I made it couple of weeks back and my mother absolutely loved it..Infact she finished more than half of the container..I think it is a healthy alternative for icecream in summer..Even though it is not creamy, but it makes you cool and you can have it anytime you want with no worries..Because you know that it is healthy for you..
The cool thing in this granita is you could flavour it with whatever you like..You could add some ginger juice, I mean ginger and watermelon goes so well together..I came to know about this from my watermelon cooler recipe..You could add mint leaves in this granite and go with whatever floats your boat..
Recipe Source: Pioneer Woman
Watermelon – 1 small one or half a big one( preferably seedless, if not remove it yourselves)
Lemon Juice – 2 tblspn
Sugar – 200 gms
Cut watermelon in half. Cut in quarters and cut of the flesh by running a knife underneath the skin.Chop them into small cubes.
Take sugar and lemon juice in a blender and blend it to a puree. Add the watermelon cubes and blend it so that it becomes a liquid.
Pour this into a wide freezer container and freeze it for 5-6 hours. I left it there over night.
Now take a spoon or fork and scrape the granite so that it gets so what loose.
Put the lid back and put it in the freezer again and leave for 2 hours.
Now take it out. It will be hard now. Use a spoon or fork and scrape it of starting from a end. Scrape all over the container.
Now put it in the freezer till serving. You can take some granita in a bowl and decorate it as per you wish.
|Take your simple ingrediants|
|cut the watermelon in half|
|Slice it down in the middle|
|Now cut that in half|
|And this in quarters|
|take the flesh out of it|
|and cut into cubes|
|take it in a bowl|
|now take sugar in a blender|
|and blend it off|
|add watermelon pieces to this|
|and make into a puree|
|tranfer to a bowl|
|and into a wide freezer container|
|cover and freeze it|
|now scrape it off when it is half set|
|it will be like this after scraping|
|put it back in the freezer|
|now scrape again.|
|half way through|