yep, those are all from my garden!
My watermelon that decided to come up all by themselves from last year.
Now, we love watermelon...but one family can only eat so much!
I have never tried freezing watermelon before.
Come to find out...it's delicious.
6 cups watermelon (seeds removed)
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup sugar*
*several recipes called for more sugar, but I started with 1/4 cup and that was plenty. I think we could have omitted the extra sugar all together, since watermelon is pretty sweet all on its own.
Directions - puree watermelon in a food processor or blender (I used the food processor). Add lime juice and sugar (if using) and give it a few pulses to mix. Pour into freezable container. Let freeze 1 to 2 hours then mix. Place back into freezer to harden. Scrape with fork and serve.
Of course, if you're like me, you forget about the granita in the freezer and go to bed, skipping the whole mixing part at 1-2 hours. Then you have a frozen block in the morning. No problem. Let sit at room temp until it starts to melt some, take a fork and scrape away. This is delicious and refreshing. I was amazed at how much flavor the lime juice adds to the watermelon.
Here, have some...
For an adult treat, you can also add tequila for frozen watermelon margaritas! YUM!
We also made watermelon popsicles, with just pureed watermelon. Blend it up and pour into popsicle molds. The kids love it and it's a convenient way to eat watermelon!
I'm linking this recipe up with Delicious Dishes at It's a Blog Party, Tuesdays at the Table at All the Small Stuff, Hearth and Soul Blog Hop, Dr. Laura's Tasty Tuesday, Tasty Tuesdays @ 33 Shades of Green, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Made from Scratch Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday @ For The Love Of Blogs