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  • 9 cups - watermelon (about 4 pounds with the rind), seeded, cubed
  • 1 cups - fresh mint leaves, finely chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 1/3 cups - fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cups - sugar
  • Directions:

    Working in two batches, purée the watermelon in a food processor. Strain the purée through a fine-mesh sieve, forcing the liquid out with a wooden spoon. Discard the solids.

    Combine the watermelon purée, mint, lime juice and sugar in a 9-by-13-inch metal pan. Place the mixture in the freezer, scraping it thoroughly with a fork every 20-30 minutes for about 2-1/2 hours until the granita resembles coarse crystals.

    Scrape one last time and spoon into parfait glasses or bowls. Top with a mint sprig.

    Brief Description

    This Italian ice makes a cool dessert.

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    Category:  Desserts

    Cuisine:  Italian

    Prep Time: 3 hour(s)


    Per serving (1 cup): 70 calories, 18g carbohydrates, 1g protein, 0g fat, 0g fiber, 0mg cholesterol, 4mg sodium.


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    July 19, 2014

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