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Watermelon Granita

  Watermelon Granita

   (Yields 6 cups)

 Need something refreshing on a hot summer's day? Try this simple 5 ingredient recipe and impress your friends and family! Salud!  Ingredients: 1/2 medium to large seedless watermelon (approximately 6 cups), rind removed, cut into 2" pieces 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 1/4 cup light brown sugar 1/4 tsp Himalayan salt 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper Key lime slices for garnish 
  1. Prepare the watermelon by slicing it, removing the rind and chopping it into 2" pieces.
  2. Puree watermelon, fresh lime juice, light brown sugar, Himalayan salt and 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (or set the cayenne pepper aside and use a sprinkling of it for a garnish).
  3. Pour mixture through a sieve to remove the solids.
  4. Pour the sieved mixture into a 13" x 9" glass baking dish and cover.
  5. Freeze until the edges begin to set (approximately 30-35 minutes).
  6. Use a fork to scrape and break up the frozen edges.
  7. Continue to break up the frozen parts, until the mixture resembles fluffy shaved ice (approximately 2-4 hours).
  8. Once frozen, fluff with a fork and serve in glass bowls or cups. Garnish with a slice of key lime or 1/4 slice from a regular sized lime.

 Sweet Advice

 *Can be made one week ahead. Cover and keep frozen. Scrape to fluff before serving!

 **If the granita is too frozen and difficult to scrape then leave out to warm for 5 minutes before fluffing and serving.