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Watermelon Rosé Granita

SERVINGS
6
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Frozen watermelon drink, slushie, icey. slush
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SERVINGS
6
RATE THIS RECIPE
(18)

Ingredients

  • 6 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 1 cup rosé wine
  • 2 tablespoons superfine sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Chef notes

Rosé is THE drink of the summer, so why not cool your heels in the evening while you get your daily glass? If you want to make a kid-friendly version of this, just replace the wine with lemonade or any 100 percent fruit juice.

Preparation

1.

Place a 9-by-13-inch baking dish in the freezer.

2.

Place all ingredients in a blender and combine until smooth. Pour the melon mixture into the baking dish, skim off foam and return to the freezer.

3.

Freeze for 11/2 hours, then remove the dish from the freezer and scrape the granita with a large fork. The mixture will be slushy; return to the freezer and scrape every 30 minutes, for about 21/2 to 3 hours total. The granita will have a flaky, fluffy texture.

4.

Serve in cups or dessert bowls. Once frozen, you can transfer the granita to an airtight container and keep in the freezer for a week.