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Watermelon Granita

 Watermelon Granita
Say a sweet ‘ciao’ to summer with this light and airy Italian treat! Serve in pretty glasses garnished with wedges of cantaloupe or mint sprigs. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + freezing

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 6 cups cubed watermelon
  • Small watermelon wedges, optional

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil. Cook and stir
  • until sugar is dissolved; set aside. In a blender, process
  • watermelon in batches until smooth. Strain; discard pulp and seeds.
  • Transfer to an 8-in. square dish; stir in sugar mixture. Cool to
  • room temperature.
  • Freeze for 1 hour; stir with a fork. Freeze 2-3 hours longer or until
  • completely frozen, stirring every 30 minutes. Stir granita with a
  • fork just before serving; spoon into dessert dishes. Garnish with
  • melon wedges if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 2/3 cup equals 151 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein.