Cooking time40 Min
This Watermelon Granita recipe teaches you how to prepare an amazing delicious icy treat. Many people believe that watermelon is made up of only water and sugar. According to them, this fruit does not offer any remarkable health benefits. It can be described as a great misconception. This fruit is a nutrient dense food and it contains a high amount of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants as well. You cannot find a better fruit in summer because of its refreshing quality and sweet taste and, it helps you combat heat in the best possible manner. Watermelon belongs to the botanical family known as Cucurbitaceae. There are four different types of watermelons and they include seedless, seeded, mini, orange and yellow as well. The preparation time for this watermelon granita is 7 hours and 30 minutes and, the cooking time comes around 10 minutes. You just need three ingredients to prepare this icy treat and with the quantity advocated, you can serve it for four people. It can be said without an iota of doubt that this granita is an amazingly delicious treat and the captivating flavor is going to redefine your concept of taste in many ways. Take a medium heavy-based saucepan. Then, you have to add 1 cup of cold water in the pan.
The next step is to place the sugar in the pan.
The heat should be kept at a lower level and you need to cook it for around 4 minutes.
It should be stirred regularly.
You can stop the cooking process when the sugar is dissolved.
Now, you can increase the heat to high level. Watermelon should be added.
Bring to the boil.
Then, the heat should be reduced to the minimum.
The next step is to simmer for 5 minutes.
The pan needs to be removed from the heat. You have to leave it for 10 more minutes.
Now, you have to take a food processor. The watermelon mixture should be placed in the food processor.
It should be processed until the mixture turns smooth.
It should be strained into a large jug. The solids should be discarded.
Now, it is the time to stir in lime juice.
Take an 18 cm x 28 cm (base) slice pan. Pour the mixture into the pan.
It should be frozen for 3 hours. (You need to make sure that the mixture is just beginning to freeze).
Take a fork. Flake mixture using the fork to break up the ice crystals starting to form.
Then, it should be covered with a plastic wrap.
The next step is to foil.
Freeze it for 4 more hours.
You have to flake the mixture every 1 hour.
Stop it when completely frozen.
The dish is ready to serve.
- Seedless watermelon – 1.2 kg
- Lime juice – 2 teaspoons.
- Caster sugar- 1/2 cup. (It should be roughly chopped and rind removed).