The ABC's of Cooking with Lynn Fredericks
author of Cooking Time Is Family Time

Watermelon Granité

Adapted from Lynne Fredericks' Cooking Time is Family Time.

Note: If watermelons aren't in season, grapefruit juice is a great substitute.

4 servings
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups fresh watermelon purée* (or grapefruit juice)

1. Simmer the water and sugar together in a medium saucepan for five minutes. Add the watermelon purée and cool. Place in a shallow metal baking pan in the freezer for 20 minutes. Remove and stir from the outer edges and return to the freezer. Repeat this step every fifteen minutes until the consistency is icy and grainy -- approximately 6 more times!

*To make the watermelon pur
ée, cube the watermelon, removing seeds as you go. When you have about 3-4 cups of cubes, add to a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Measure in measuring cup. Blend some more if you do not have 2 cups of purée.

Other variations: Try the same technique with pur
ées of berries, peeled and seeded peaches, nectarines or apricots!

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