I just received my September issue of bon appetit this week. In the magazine, they have a Watermelon Granita with Gingered Strawberries recipe that looked really good.
Granitas are ice desserts. I think of them as a cross between a slushy and sorbet.
It’s been so hot in Southern California that I decided to make a double batch of the watermelon granitas yesterday. Wow! What a delicious, refreshing, easy to make dessert. And, it’s fairly low calorie (and no fat)! Got to love that!
Watermelon Granitas with Gingered Strawberries
Remove from the freezer and use a fork to scrape into icy flakes. Cover and keep frozen until you serve.
Stir 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, and ginger in pan over low heat until sugar melts. Cool the liquid. Mix in berries.
Layer berries with syrup and granita in glasses.
I will definitely make this again. It’s a great summer dessert. I may substitute with lime juice and I will definitely use less sugar in the syrup, especially if the watermelon is sweet.