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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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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