The frozen blend of melon, sugar and lime has an incredibly refreshing, subtly sweet taste with the perfect punch of citrus.
By Kara and Marni Powers
Served in a simple or ornate bowl, the icy treat is a terrific impromptu dessert for guests and is sure to cool you down in any heatwave.
- 1 cantaloupe, cut in large chunks
- ½ c water
- ¼ c granulated sugar (add more if you have a big sweet tooth, our version is pretty mild)
- zest of one lime
- juice of one lime
- pinch of salt
- In a small saucepan, heat the water and sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Set aside and cool. In a blender, combine all ingredient and blend until fully pureed. Pour into a 9x9 pan and place in the freezer. After an hour, fork through the semi-frozen mixture and return the dish to the freezer for an additional hour. Fork again and spoon into bowls.
- Since we love to further enhance a dish with the addition of spirits, we recently added a floater of Champagne on top of the granita and were delighted with our instantly sophisticated slushie. We can’t wait to experiment with other boozy libations and fruits this summer!