juice of ½ lime
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup water
Start by scooping out the watermelon flesh and giving it a good whizz in a blender.
watermelon agua frescas or maybe the inebriated melon cocktail that I shared yesterday.
The puree shouldn't be completely dry but it shouldn't be too wet either. Aim for the texture of applesauce.
This granita is super fresh and bright and summery sweet. This whole recipe was actually an experiment. I wanted watermelon juice and I thought it would be wasteful to just chuck the pulp into the trash so I thought I'd make a granita. Turns out, it's an awesome technique because the pulp gives the granita a softer texture. Granitas made with pure juice tend to have a more crystalline, icy texture. This is a perfect faux sorbet.
By the way, a splash of tequila, a salt & sugared rim, and a generous squeeze of lime and this granita would be transformed into an awesome watermelon margarita. Cha cha cha!