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Watermelon Mojito Granita

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Light, fruity, and almost too easy, this Watermelon Mojito Granita recipe is the perfect way to enjoy summer! It’s a light and sweet Italian dessert that you’ll want to make again and again.

Light, fruity, and almost too easy, this Watermelon Mojito Granita recipe is the perfect way to enjoy summer! It’s a light and sweet Italian dessert that you’ll want to make again and again.

  • Author: Sarah Fennel
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Freezer
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Sarah Fennel
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Freezer
  • Cuisine: American
Scale:
  • Author: Sarah Fennel
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Freezer
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch mint leaves (about 40 leaves)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light rum
  • 8 cups seedless watermelon, diced
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine mint leaves, sugar, and rum. Simmer over low heat until the mixture bubbles slightly around the edges, then take off heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
  2. Meanwhile, dice your watermelon and place into a blender along with the juice of 2 limes (1/3-1/2 cup) and salt.
  3. Once cooled, strain the rum sugar mixture through a fine mesh strainer, saving the liquid. Squeeze the mint as best you can to release its natural oils. Pour the strained rum sugar into the blender.
  4. Mix everything on high speed for about 1 minute, until everything comes together smoothly and no solid bits remain. Pour into a large sheet pan, then place in freezer.
  5. After an hour, remove the mixture from the freezer and stir everything with a fork. Place back into freezer, and continue to scrape the mixture every half hour until it is completely frozen (it took mine about 3 hours).
  6. Cover with plastic wrap until you’re ready to serve! Will last in freezer for 1-2 days.

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