Saturday, July 16, 2011

Recipe: Watermelon Rosé Granita

I decided that for my first post in 3 months (so sorry! I've been busy.), it had better be a good one. One that addresses the current conditions...mentally + physically. So, for this hot, humid, sultry, mind-numbing week ahead of us, I present Watermelon Rosé Granita. And you don't have to do all that fork scraping business!

photo by amber procaccini
Watermelon Rosé Granita
makes about 12 1/2C servings

1/2 medium watermelon, rind removed and cut into chunks (about 8 cups)
1C dry Rosé wine
3/4 granulated sugar

-In a small saucepan, heat wine + sugar together until sugar is dissolved. Let cool.
-In a blender, puree the watermelon
-Mix wine + fruit together
-Place mixture in a gallon size freezer bag (make sure it has a good seal!)
-Lay bag flat in freezer, and ‘smoosh’ throughout the day to achieve desired consistency.

Serve as a granita or mix with fizzy water or soda for a refreshing beverage.