Strawberry Melon Granita

Strawberry Melon Granita

A delicious, tasty combination of fresh strawberries and watermelon--subtly flavored with ginger.

YIELDS

8 (1-cup) servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/3 cup Domino® Quick Dissolve Superfine Sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 cups watermelon, cubed and seeded
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, washed, hulled, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger root, grated
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • fresh whole strawberries (optional garnish)

INSTRUCTIONS

Combine sugar and water in large saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves; cool syrup.

Puree watermelon in blender. Add strawberries and ginger root; blend until mixture is fairly smooth.

Add fruit puree and pineapple juice to sugar syrup. Pour into a 13x9-inch baking pan. Freeze 3 to 5 hours, or until firm, stirring and breaking up large ice crystals with fork 3 or 4 times.

Just before serving, scrape fork through mixture to flake ice into crystals. Spoon into chilled dessert bowls or sherbet glasses.

Garnish with whole fresh strawberries, if desired.