Granita is a semi-frozen dessert made from sugar, water and various flavorings, originally from Sicily. Refreshing, scoopable and sipable, this slushed drink is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Make a batch three days before your gathering.
makes 6 drinks
What you'll need:
- 6 cups of cubed honeydew melon
- 1/3 cup of sugar
- 1/4 cup of lime juice
- 3 cups of seltzer
- lime peels (for garnish)
What you'll nee to do:
- Working in batches, puree 6 cups cubed honeydew melon in a blender. Pour puree through a fine sieve into an 8-inch square nonreactive dish.
- Put 1/2 cup water and sugar into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Stir into puree. Add fresh lime juice; stir to combine. Freeze, covered, at least 6 hours (up to 3 days).
- Scrape granita with a fork; spoon about 1 cup granita into each of 6 glasses. Pour 1/2 cup seltzer into each glass; garnish with lime peels.