Sunday, March 21, 2010

Melon Granita

4 servings
70 calories per serving

1/2 melon or cataloupe
1 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
4 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup water

Peel the melon and remove the seeds. Coarsely dice the flesh, then transfer it to the jar of a blender. Pour in the lemon juice, sugar and water, then pulse until smooth.

Pour the mixture into a large glass or metal pan, large enough so that the liquid will be less than 1 cm thick. Freeze until the mixture becomes a firm slush, about 40 minutes.

Scrape the surface with a fork and spoon out the shavings into transparent glasses to serve.

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I have to say, neither Hal nor I were particularly happy with this recipe. I think I will try it again in the summer with local melons.