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Melon Granita

Author: Eliza Adam
Serves: 6

This is the perfect icy cold, refreshing granita to enjoy on hot summer days. Adding wine prevents the granita from becoming frozen solid. To make this granita a kid-friendly one, just omit the wine.
This is the perfect icy cold, refreshing granita to enjoy on hot summer days. Adding wine prevents the granita from becoming frozen solid. To make this granita a kid-friendly one, just omit the wine.

Ingredients

  • ½ C sugar
  • ½ C water
  • 3 C cantaloupe pieces, chilled and in 1″ cubes
  • ¼ C dry, fruity white wine (optional)
  • 2 T lime juice
  • Lime zest for garnish

Preparation

Place sugar and water in a small saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat; stirring to dissolve sugar.  Reduce heat to medium. Simmer 1 minute. Let syrup cool.

In a food processor, puree cooled syrup with cantaloupe cubes, white wine, and lime juice. Pour mixture into an 8×8″ glass dish, then cover.

Freeze mixture until thoroughly frozen, about 4 hours, stirring with fork every 1 hour.

Before serving, scrape granita with a fork into icy flakes. Spoon approximately 2-3 rounded tablespoons granita into a glass and garnish with lime zest.

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