Minted Watermelon Granita Recipe

Minted Watermelon Granita

It has been soooo HOT lately (7/16/12), that when I was looking through one of my cookbooks, I found a recipe for Minted Watermelon Granit.   I haven’t tried it…but that it might be a good recipe to make.

Minted Watermelon Granita Recipe

Minted Watermelon Granita

1/3 cup sugar

½ cup water

¼ cup mint-flavored apple jelly

4 cups seeded watermelon cubes

2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice


In small saucepan, combine sugar, water and jelly; mix well.  Cook over medium-high about 4 minutes or until sugar is completely dissolved and jelly is melted, stirring occasionally.  Cool 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, place watermelon in blender container or food processor bowl with metal blade.  Cover; blend until smooth.  Add cooked syrup and lemon juice; blend until mixed.  Pour into9x13 inch (3 qt.) baking dish.  Freeze at least 1 hour or until icy around edges.

Stir and mash with fork to break up ice crystals.  Freeze about 2 hours or until all liquid is frozen, breaking up mixture with fork every 30 minutes.  Serve immediately or let stand at room temperature 5 to 15 minutes before serving.  To serve, stir with fork; spoon into 6 individual dessert dishes.

Makes 6 (1/2 cup) servings

(Recipe for the Minted Watermelon Granita, was in Pillsbury Fast and Healthy Cookbook)

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