Honey Watermelon Granita with Honeycomb

Honey Watermelon Granita with Honeycomb

YIELD: Makes 6-8 servings

INGREDIENTS

1 medium - seedless watermelon 1/2 cup - honey juice and zest of 4 limes 3" - square piece of honeycomb

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optional
fresh mint and additional lime

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to garnish

DIRECTIONS

Cut the melon in half and scoop out the flesh into a blender. Remove any seeds that may be in the watermelon as best you can. Blend the watermelon until pureed, pausing to stir and fully blend as needed.

Add the honey, lime juice and zest and blend until well combined.

Pour the watermelon mixture into a large shallow pan and place in the freezer uncovered.

Wait one hour and with a fork, run the tines through the mixture to break up any ice crystal, return to the freezer and repeat every 30 minutes until fully frozen and icy. This mixture should be icy crystals, not a frozen block and not slushy.

To serve, scoop into shallow glass and garnish with a bit of honeycomb, mint leaves and a lime wedge.

TIP

This recipe can be made into a light watermelon wine granita by adding 12 oz. of moscato or sparkling rose to the mixture before placing in the freezer. This may take additional time in the freezer. You can also add a drizzle of a fruity liqueur such as limoncello or melon liqueur over the granita when serving. This makes a unique and refreshing “after dinner” dessert!