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Summer isn’t Summer until the first melons appear at the farmer’s market. This frozen Watermelon Granita promises to keep you cool and refreshed. When the temperature rises, our bodies need more to stay hydrated. Watermelon is 92% water, so it’s an excellent replenishment source. Interesting co-incidence this high water fruit happens to grow during the hottest part of the year, right? In addition to a high-water content, watermelons also drip with nutrients including Vitamin C, Vitamin B, Lycopene, and Beta Carotene.
To take advantage of summer’s gift, I made this frozen minted basil watermelon granita. It’s delicious, but do you know the problem with frozen desserts? When it’s hotter than a fritter outside, this southern girl can tell you that they melt faster than grease on a hot skillet.
Of course, I could just eat inside, but what’s the fun in that? I want to sit outdoors and enjoy the summer sun.
Slowing the Watermelon Granita Melt
While the martini chiller isn’t required to make this yummy summertime watermelon granita, the glass is both elegant and practical. You fill the bottom with ice, and it keeps your Minted Basil Watermelon Granita from melting longer!
You can also use the chiller to serve martinis or course, but I like using it for cold foods like ices, granitas, and shrimp cocktail.
The glass is a lightweight, lead-free, crystal. The bowl is a sturdy glass bowl designed to hold ice. The glass just rests in the ice-filled bowl. What a neat concept!
Here’s a quick video showing just how easy it is to make this!
We enjoy hosting parties and my husband and I are both avid gamers. You can find me on PS4 as SunshineFlaGirl. We also play tabletop RPGs and eurogames.
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