This beautiful and refreshing granita (granita is a cross between sorbet and a sno-cone) is super-simple to make! Plan accordingly, the mixture needs to stay in the freezer for several hours before serving.
½ cup water
⅓ cup sugar
5 cups watermelon
Fresh mint sprigs (garnish)
1. In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Add the sugar and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
2. Place the watermelon in a food processor and add the sugar water and process until nearly smooth.
3. Transfer the mixture to a container with a tight-fitting lid. Place in the freezer for several hours or until slightly firm, with a bit of a slush factor. (It helps to periodically move the mixture around using a fork so that it evenly freezes the mixture.) Serve immediately.