Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday Fun - Savor the Flavor of: Melon Granita

It's been a brutally hot week in many areas of the US, and the less cooking you have to do when it's hot, the better, so I thought I'd post a quick and easy dessert that requires no cooking and is refreshing and healthy!


Melon Granita

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup agave nectar
  • 4 cups (1 3/4 pounds) cubed seedless watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe or other summer melon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

Preparation  

Purée all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into a 9x9x2" metal baking pan, cover with plastic wrap or foil and freeze mixture for 1 hour. Remove from freezer and stir to make sure that the slush doesn't have any large pieces of fruit or frozen areas. If you find any, simply mash them with a fork or slotted spoon. Replace cover and freeze until firm, at least 2 hours. Using a fork, scrape granita vigorously to form icy flakes. Use ice cream scoop or large spoon to spoon flakes into a cup or bowl. This can be made up to two days ahead of time.

3 comments:

randomcreative said...

That sounds delicious! Perfect for summer. Thanks for sharing!

Jenny said...

that looks so good. i'm pinning it to make soon!

Splendid Little Stars said...

Oh yum! perfect for cooling off! must indulge!

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