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Watermelon Raspberry Granita

refreshing watermelon raspberry granita (or shaved ice) with lime and fresh mint

servings: 6-8

Ingredients

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Mint Simple Syrup

Granita

Candied Lime Peel (optional)

Instructions

Mint Simple Syrup

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, water, and mint leaves, and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for about 3 minutes until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Set the mint simple syrup aside to cool.

Granita

  1. In a blender (or food processor), combine the watermelon, raspberries, lime juice, lime zest, and salt. Add in a ¼ cup of the mint simple syrup and blend until smooth (save the rest of the syrup for the candied lime peel).
  2. Pour the mixture into a 9×13 glass or stainless steel baking dish. Freeze for 2 hours. Scrape the granita with a fork.
  3. Freeze again until completely icy, scraping every hour (this process should take about 5 hours total).
  4. Scrape the granita into bowls and garnish with a few strips of candied lime peel (recipe below).

Candied Lime Peel (optional)

  1. Meanwhile, bring a small saucepan of water to a boil. Add the lime peel and boil for 1 minute. Using a slotted spoon, remove the peel to an ice bath.
  2. While the peel cools, bring the rest of the mint simple syrup back to a boil. Drain the peel and add it to the simply syrup. Simmer it for about 8-10 minutes.
  3. Transfer the peel to a wire rack to dry. Toss it with a tablespoon of sugar to finish.

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