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Honeydew Granita

 Honeydew Granita
This is a very refreshing summer treat when melons are ripe and flavorful. It's also so easy to make. I like to garnish each serving with a sprig of mint or a small slice of honeydew.—Bonnie Hawkins, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
11 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + freezing

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 cups cubed peeled honeydew
  • 2 tablespoons sweet white wine

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil. Cook and stir
  • until sugar is dissolved. Cool.
  • Place honeydew in a food processor; add sugar syrup and wine. Cover
  • and process for 1-2 minutes or until smooth. Transfer to an 8-in.
  • square dish.
  • Freeze for 1 hour. Stir with a fork. Freeze 2-3 hours longer or until
  • completely frozen, stirring every 30 minutes. Stir again with a fork
  • just before serving. Yield: 5-1/2 cups.
Honeydew Sorbet: After processing honeydew mixture, pour into the cylinder of an ice cream freezer; freeze according to manufacturer's directions. Transfer to a freezer container; freeze for 4 hours or until firm.
Nutritional Facts: 1/2 cup equals 104 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 9 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein.