This tangy, sweet and supereasy fresh melon granita has only five ingredients. Slideshow: More Melon Recipes 

Ellen Bennett
July 2015

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© Rick Poon

Recipe Summary

active:
30 mins
total:
3 hrs 30 mins
Yield:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a blender, working in batches, pulse the melon to a coarse puree. Strain through a fine sieve into another bowl, pressing very lightly on the pulp; discard the pulp. You should have 3 cups of juice.

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  • In a small bowl, whisk the sugar with the hot water until dissolved. Stir the sugar syrup into the melon juice along with the lime juice and a generous pinch of salt. Pour the mixture into a 9-by-13-inch metal or glass baking dish and freeze for 1 hour. Using a fork, scrape the granita to form fluffy ice. Continue to freeze and scrape every 30 minutes, until the granita is frozen and fluffy, about 2 hours.

  • Fluff the granita with a fork. Scoop into small glasses, garnish with mint and serve right away.

Make Ahead

The granita can be frozen for up to 3 days. Fluff before serving.

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