Friday, June 8, 2012

Watermelon Granita

This post about the Golla Walla got me thinking of childhood and the ice shavings that would be moulded around a stick and some brightly coloured essence sprinkled on them.  They looked wonderful, but sadly it was forbidden by my mother who doubted the quality of ice.  I also thought of little A who would eat loads of ice as a toddler .  And now I think it would have been a good idea to have made granita for her and pushed down some fruit in a way she would have thoroughly enjoyed!

The Junior Masterchef programme had a demo on the making of granita .  This is how they made it..  The ingredients quantity may vary.

Fruit Pulp/ Juice - 2 cups
1/4 cup water ( I omitted this - since watermelon had enough liquid)
Sugar - 1/2 cup - vary quantity depending on sweetness of the fruit
Lemon juice - of half a lemon

(Optional ingredients - lemon zest, soda)

Add the sugar, juice and water - mix.
Keep on stove till the mixture gets warm to enable the sugar to melt.  Do not boil
Cool
Add the lemon juice
Spread into a tray and place in freeze till the mixture sets
Take a fork and scrape the surface to obtain fine ice shavings ( this needs some patience)

Serve in bowl/glasses
Top with either mint leaves, fruit pieces depending on the fruit used in the granita

Enjoy!

18 comments:

  1. very cool and so refreshing..looks so inviting..

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  2. yours looks very good too. we posted on same day it's a coincidence really

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  3. Delicious watermelon granita Radha. Yes remind me about ice cream man.

    Favorite recipes event: Cakes

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  4. Hi Radha,

    Looooks cooooooooLz and

    very simple drink!!!

    http://www.southindiafoodrecipes.blogspot.in

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  5. So inviting n refreshing granita.

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  6. cool treat for summer hit eyes :)

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  7. Have been meaning to make this for sometime...

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  8. yummy ma!!! We are looking forward to all the experiments once you get here!
    YAY!

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  9. Yum and cool..perfect for the season.

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  10. love any granita in summer and this is perfect healthy treat.

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  11. Wat a refreshing and prefect granita for this hot weather.

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  12. Wow! love this perfect granita..perfect for summer. Your space is full of delicious recipes..happy to be your follower. Drop at my blog when you get time.

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  13. Perfect for the summer, awesome..

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  14. 1st time here... That's such a cooling, refreshing dessert!! Loved it!

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