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One of my very favorite things about summertime is the fresh produce, specifically FRUIT! I cannot drive by a farm stand or a farmer’s market without stopping and buying tons of fabulous fresh fruit and vegetables. Storing some of it is an issue, and it can spoil before we eat it all. This is a particular issue with melons – they are so large and juicy that keeping them fresh is a challenge because they sit in their own juice. GoodCook.com sent me a ProFreshionals Cut Fruit Bowl to try out and it is the perfect thing to serve and store fresh cut fruit.
Whenever we buy a watermelon we get a large one, and storage is always an issue. The ProFreshionals Cut Fruit Bowl is big – 7 quarts – so it holds enough for a crowd. The bowl is big enough to use for serving and entertaining, and it keeps the fruit fresh longer by separating it from the juice. Snap on the lid and store it in the fridge – perfect for snacking or for taking along to an event.
I just bought a nice watermelon and I decided to make some Watermelon Granita since the weather has been hot, hot, hot. 3 easy ingredients and and we were enjoying a cold and refreshing frozen treat in a few hours. You can too!
Here is my recipe.
Watermelon Granita Recipe
A granita is an Italian semi-frozen dessert made from sugar and fruit or various flavorings.
4 cups cubed, seedless or seeded watermelon
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice
Add all ingredients to a blender and puree until smooth. Pour the mixture into a 9x9x2 metal baking pan, cover with foil, and freeze for one hour.
This is an important step to ensure the proper texture >> After an hour in the freezer, stir the mix and mash any frozen parts with the back of a fork. Cover again and freeze the mixture until hard, about 2 more hours. Using a fork, scrape the granita to form icy flakes and serve in a glass. You will need to scrape hard so get your aggression out. This recipe can be multiplied and can be made up to 3 days ahead if you plan on serving for a party. Just make sure that the granita container is not too deep. Cover tightly with foil and keep frozen until ready to serve.
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