Sour watermelon and mint granita recipe

  • Serves 8
  • 15 mins to prepare and 5 mins to cook, plus cooling and freezing
  • 101 calories / serving
  • Freezable
  • Healthy
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Sit back and stay cool this summer, with this Italian-inspired frozen dessert. Made with a refreshing blend of watermelon, mint, lime and pomegranate, it's so easy to make at home. All you need you is a freezer-proof bowl to get you started. 

  1. Put the lime juice, sugar and mint sprigs in a pan. Warm over a low heat, stirring continuously, until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool completely. Discard the mint.
  2. In a blender, whizz the watermelon until the fruit has broken down.
  3. Using a spatula, push the watermelon mixture through a fine sieve into a freezer-proof bowl. Discard the pips left in the sieve.
  4. Add the pomegranate juice and the lime juice, to taste. Cover the bowl and freeze for 4-5 hours, raking with a fork every hour to break up and disperse the ice crystals. The mixture should resemble slushy ice.
  5. To serve, spoon the mixture into glasses or ramekins and garnish with the extra mint sprigs.

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  • Ingredients

  • 3 limes, juiced, plus extra to taste
  • 75g (3oz) golden caster sugar
  • 6 fresh mint sprigs, plus extra sprigs, to serve
  • 1.2kg (2 1/2lb) watermelon, cubed
  • 300ml (10fl oz) pomegranate juice
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  • Energy 432kj 101kcal 5%
  • Fat 0.5g 1%
  • Saturates 0.2g 1%
  • Sugars 25g 28%
  • Salt trace 0%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 25g Protein 0.9g Fibre 0g


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