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Watermelon Granita

healthy watermelon desert

Here is a sweet desert that is actually good for you. The recipe makes 4 servings and each serving has only 70 calories, 0 g total fat, 0 g saturated fat, 19 g carbohydrate, 0 g dietary fiber, 1 g protein, 0 mg sodium.

 

Watermelon Granita

Ingredients:
2 limes
2 tsp. sugar, divided
1/3 cup water
1 1/2 to 2 lbs. cubed seedless watermelon

Using fine grater, zest the limes. In small bowl, combine zest, 1 teaspoon of sugar and 1/4 cup of juice from limes. In small saucepan, combine remaining sugar with 1/3 cup water. Bring mixture to boil. When sugar is dissolved, add zest mixture. Remove from heat, stir and cool to room temperature.

In blender or food processor, puree melon to make 3 cups liquid. Place in 9″x 9″ metal pan. Blend in syrup. Cover with plastic wrap and place in freezer. Freeze until slightly hard, 6-8 hours; stir. Before serving, scrape well with fork and scoop into serving bowls.

Serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings.