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    Melon Granita

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    20 mins

    18 mins

    2 mins

    Deb's Recipes's Note:

    Cool and delicately flavored, this granita is an ideal dessert after a barbecue or other spicy meal. Plan ahead as you'll need to start 4½ or 5 hours before you plan to serve the granita. This untried recipe is from the May 28, 2006 edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and posted for Zaar World Tour II.

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    Serves: 8



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    1. 1
      Peel, halve, and seed melons; cut into chunks and place in medium-sized bowl, reserving ½ cup of the melon chunks in another small container.
    2. 2
      To the reserved ½ cup of melon, add 2 tablespoons of the lemon juice; toss to coat; cover and refrigerate.
    3. 3
      To remaining larger bowl of melon, add sugar, remaining lemon juice, lemon zest, allspice, pepper (if using) and nutmeg; toss to mix; cover and marinate melon in refrigerator for 2-12 hours.
    4. 4
      Strain juices from larger bowl of melon chunks into a small saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat and cook 1 minute; remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
    5. 5
      Combine marinated melon chunks and reduced juices in a food processor or blender; puree until smooth; pour into a bowl, cover, and chill for 2 hours.
    6. 6
      Pour pureed and chilled mixture into ice cream freezer and freeze according to manufacturer's directions; serve topped with reserved diced melon and fresh mint sprigs.
    7. 7
      NOTE: The name "granita" comes from a Spanish word meaning small grain or, by association, granular texture.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 27, 2007


      This was sooooooooooooooooo good! My guests all raved about it and asked for the recipe! I was a little worried it wouldn't come out right because I don't have an ice cream freezer so I just put the unfrozen mixture in the 'fast freeze' compartment of my freezer for a few hours, but it turned out sublime. I followed the recipe exactly, used honeydews and fresh mint but left out the pepper. I can't wait to make some more! Many thanks for this fabulous recipe! :)

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    • on July 12, 2006


      Easy to make and good. I used honeydew, and the color was just a little strange. I think canteloupe would have been a little prettier.

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    Nutritional Facts for Melon Granita

    Serving Size: 1 (128 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 74.9
    Calories from Fat 1
    Total Fat 0.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 20.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 19.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
    Sugars 17.7 g
    Protein 0.6 g

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