Sanoli's Kitchen: Italian Cuisine.
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Sunday, March 31, 2013


Citrus Watermelon Granita is a flavorsome granita with full of vitamin C. This semi-frozen dessert is very refreshing for Summer days. Serve this dessert in chilled glass to prevent the granita from melting too quickly, while it's served. A classic Italian dish mandarin orange granita here mix-matched with simple Asian ingredients, watermelon and fresh lemon (citric acid). My first encounter with granita and this was something truely amazing!!!

4 Cups Watermelon Cubes (seedless)
2 Oranges
1/2 Cup Sugar
2 Small Lemons
3/4 tsp Lemon Zest


Blend and prepare juice of 2 oranges. In a sauce pan, heat orange juice with sugar, boil till sugar fully dissolve in it. Switch off the heat and set aside to cool.

Take out the juice from 2 lemons. Keep it aside.

Now pour orange juice in a air tight container.

Puree of watermelon chunks in a blender until smooth.

Pour watermelon puree on the top of orange juice.

Add lemon juice and lemon zest.

Mix nicely.

Cover with the lid and close the container. Refrigerate for 2 hours for the first step.

Gently scrape the mixture with a fork to break up the ice crystals and keep it light and fluffy.

Close the lid again and refrigerate for another 2-3 hours.

Scrape the granita into chilled elegant glasses and decorate it as you wish.

Serve immediately.
Serves: 4

NOTE: Taste your watermelon and orange juice first. It will tell you, how much sugar is to be added in it. The fork helps to create ice crystals with slushy consistency.
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