Today’s weather is amazingly warm at 30°C! Summer is back and hopefully it will last for a bit more.
Recently, I am a bit on ‘melon’ mood. Since the last time I made Cantaloupe Gazpacho, I have been eating a lot of melons, included watermelon. I love to eat watermelon on its own and also use to make into salad, like this one that I made last time. The juicy watermelon with its natural sweetness make it a great ingredient in salad.
This time, I have decided to make watermelon granita – one of my favourite things to eat at any time of the day! Believe it or not, I have been eating the granita on my own since my other half is not a granita fan. He is more of a sorbet and ice cream person. I would have preferred to share the granita, but I still enjoy every mouthful of it though on my own!
Granita is originally from Sicily, a frozen and slightly coarse dessert made from sugar, fruits or flavourings and water. Though some granita could me smoother, like a sorbet, the most original type is the granita that is scraped or shaved that gives its crystalline texture.
I have chosen watermelon because it’s juicy so it’s a pure fruity granita, adding as less water as possible. Sugar is added depending on the natural sweetness of the watermelon. You could add a bit more sugar if needed.
I have added lemon juice to give it a little edge to the overall taste. If possible, get seedless watermelon. If not, the pain is to remove all the seeds, else it won’t be pleasant to eat. I know it’s a bit of a chore, but it’s all worth it! Treat yourself double the portion than anyone else because of your hardwork! 😉
Instead of ice-cream, I think granita is a perfect as it’s really refreshing and great for summer!