Watermelon Granita

6 or 7 cups of watermelon
1 lime
2 tbsp fresh mint, loosely packed

1. Zest the lime with a microplane or small grater.  Only zest the green part.  Then juice the lime.

2. In a blender, add watermelon, mint, lime juice and zest.  Blend until everything is very smooth and liquidy. 

3.  Pour into a shallow dish.  I used a 9x9 pyrex.  Cover with a lid or plastic wrap and put in the freezer.  

4. Check the granita at hour intervals (the first hour can be skipped because no a lot will happen that quickly).  Pull it out of the freezer, remove the cover and scrape with a fork.  Make sure you scrape all along the sides, since this is where it will freeze first.  

5. Return to freezer and repeat for about 4 hours or until there is no more liquid and it resembles a shaved ice.  

6. Serve in glasses or bowls with a sprig of mint on top.

Serves 4  |  crystalvaughn.com