dish
Watermelon-Lime Granita

8
Serves
55
Calories
7
Nutrients
7
Vitamins

Ingredients

1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
4 cups watermelon cubes, seeds removed
1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Cooking Instructions

1. Warm the limes in the microwave for 30 seconds to slightly soften them (this will make them easier to juice) and then juice them.

2. Make a syrup by combining the water, sugar and 2 of the lime skulls (the peel after juicing) in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Set aside to cool and remove the skulls.

3. Puree the watermelon cubes in a food processor or blender, then strain through a coarse strainer into the bowl containing the lime juice. Stir in the vanilla extract and cooled sugar syrup.

4. Pour into ice cube trays and freeze overnight. (The recipe can be made up to this point and kept frozen up to 3 days in advance.)

5. When ready to serve, turn the watermelon ice cubes into a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Pulse the machine until the granita has the texture of crushed ice. Dot with the currants, making them look like watermelon seeds. Serve immediately or keep frozen until ready to serve.

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Nutrition Information

Number of Servings: 8
Serving Size
0
Calories
55
Protein
0 g
Total Carbohydrate
14 g
Dietary Fiber
1 g
Soluble Fiber
0 g
Insoluble Fiber
0 g
Sugar
12 g
Total Fat
0 g
Saturated Fat
0 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0 g
Trans Fatty Acid (tfa)
0 g
Cholesterol
0 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acid
0 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acid
0 g
Percent Calories from Protein
2 %
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate
95 %
Percent Calories from Fat
3 %
Vitamin A
28 IU
Vitamin B1- Thiamin
0 mg
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
0 mg
Vitamin B3 - Niacin
0 mg
Vitamin B6
0 mg
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
Biotin
0 mcg
Vitamin C
23 mg
Vitamin D
0 IU
Folate
2 mcg
Vitamin E
0 IU
Vitamin K
0 mcg
Pantothenic Acid
0 mg
Calcium
10 mg
Iron
0 mg
Phosphorus
12 mg
Potassium
184 mg
Sodium
5 mg
Zinc
0 mg