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by Caitlin Saniga

This two-ingredient treat tastes indulgent and is a snap to scrape together!

This two-ingredient treat tastes indulgent and is a snap to scrape together! I made this version when my Mom came to visit, but for a sweet touch, add maple syrup or agave nectar.

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by Caitlin Saniga

Hello, beautiful!

  • 4 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • dash of salt
  • mint sprigs and lime wedges, optional

This is what the granita looks like come scraping time. Grab a fork, and start digging. And don't worry, the granita is soft enough that you won't hear that awful nails-on-a-chalkboard sound when you scrape.

Puree the watermelon, sugar, lime juice and salt in a blender until smooth. Pour into a 9x9x2″ metal or glass baking pan (or a pan of similar size). Freeze mixture for 1 hour (Set a timer!).

If you have the mint around, you *need* to use. It adds so much freshness!

Stir, mashing any frozen parts with the back of a fork. Cover and freeze the mixture until firm, about 2 hours.

Use a fork to scrape granita vigorously to form icy, flaky crumbles.

By the way, this can be made 3 days in advance. Just make sure you cover the pan with foil and keep it frozen. Then give it a quick scrape before serving.

To serve, scoop the granita into frosted glass bowls or mugs and garnish with mint sprigs and lime wedges (if you want).

Makes 6 servings.

Recipe adapted from: Bon Appetit

Photos: Caitlin Saniga

*Throughout June, “Freeze These” will feature our favorite frozen dessert recipes — all of which can be found here.

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