Minted Watermelon Granita

Looking for a famous frozen dessert? Then check out this delicious minty granita made using watermelon - perfect if you love Italian cuisine.

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  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 3 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

1/3
cup sugar
1/2
cup water
1/4
cup mint-flavored apple jelly
4
cups seeded watermelon cubes
2
tablespoons fresh lemon juice

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  • 1 In small saucepan, combine sugar, water and jelly; mix well. Cook over medium-high heat about 4 minutes or until sugar is completely dissolved and jelly is melted, stirring occasionally. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, place watermelon in blender container or food processor bowl with metal blade. Cover; blend until smooth. Add cooled syrup and lemon juice; blend until mixed. Pour into 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish. Freeze at least 1 hour or until icy around edges.
  • 3 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.
  • 1 In small saucepan, combine sugar, water and jelly; mix well. Cook over medium-high heat about 4 minutes or until sugar is completely dissolved and jelly is melted, stirring occasionally. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, place watermelon in blender container or food processor bowl with metal blade. Cover; blend until smooth. Add cooled syrup and lemon juice; blend until mixed. Pour into 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish. Freeze at least 1 hour or until icy around edges.
  • 3 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.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
0),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
5mg
5%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
27g
27%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
2 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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