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A granita is an Italian semi-frozen dessert made with fresh fruit and water. This version combines watermelon and strawberries for a burst of refreshing flavor that also packs quite a bit of nutritional benefit—especially a large dose of immune-boosting vitamin C. For more about the health benefits of watermelon, see Fresh Pick: Watermelon.
Watermelon & Strawberry Granita recipe
- Combine sugar and water in small saucepan. Bring to a boil, remove from heat, and allow to cool.
- Place all ingredients, including sugar water, into blender, and process until smooth. (Depending on blender capacity, you may need to do this in batches.) Pour mixture into a 9×13 metal pan, and place in the freezer. Every 30 minutes or so, scrape and stir with a fork.
- After about 2 hours, Granita should be close to frozen. Give it a last scrape and stir, then divide among chilled bowls, and garnish with mint sprigs.
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