Aug 31, 2011

Melon Granita

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Summer is not over yet and this is official.
How about some melon granita to celebrate this fact?
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Ok, lets get started. I used to have an ice cream maker but it broke. That fact has nothing to do with this but I thought of it making this and thought I’d mention it.

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a cup of water
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and a cup of sugar.

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some candied orange peal. Bring to simmer over high heat.

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Stir the sugar. Turn down the heat and

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get out the melon cubes.

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Toss in the blender.

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Pour the sugar/syrup over the melons strain out the orange peals

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I used a “fancy” strainer, a spoon. That kept most of the peals from going in.

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Blend until smooth. Taste. Adjust if necessary.

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Pour into a pan and freeze.
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Pull it out every 1 1/2 hours and stir. Oh look, there’s my lens cap!

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with a fork scrape granita  into icy flakes and serve immediately

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Or layer with whole milk yogurt and say Go Vols! After all, it is that time of year.

Melon Granita
ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 41/2- 5 cups frozen melon cubes
  • 3 tablespoons candied orange peal
place sugar water and orange peal in sauce pan. Bring to simmer over high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat to medium. Simmer 1 minute. pour into blender over frozen melon cubes. Blend until smooth. Pour into pan and freeze until thoroughly frozen stirring with fork every 1 1/2 hours.
Using a fork scrape granita into icy flakes and serve immediately.

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1 comments:

Careskitchen said...

How beautiful is this?! This would be perfect for this coming weekend...an end of the summer treat! Thank you for your comment on my blog. I love your pictures too, they're just wonderful!!!!

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