Cantaloupe Granita. Preparation Purée all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Look for a cantaloupe with even netting on the skin and no soft spots. A ripe cantaloupe will have a sweet smell and the stem end will give.
This cantaloupe granita is made with melon, sugar, lemon juice, and a little patience. Cantaloupe-Basil Granita is a refreshing treat to have on hand to help wrap up the summer season. Cantaloupe-Basil Granita is definitely refreshing, and the pop of earthy basil adds a fun touch. You can have Cantaloupe Granita using 5 ingredients and 4 steps. Here is how you achieve it.
Ingredients of Cantaloupe Granita
- Prepare 4 cups of peeled and coarsely chopped cantaloupe (about 1 whole medium melon).
- It’s 1/2 cup of sugar (or so, to taste).
- Prepare 1 pinch of kosher salt (up to 1/8 teaspoon).
- You need 1-2 Tablespoons of lemon or lime juice.
- Prepare 2 cups of ice cubes.
This is a very easy recipe that comes out perfect everytime! Feel free to use Basil or Mint. Everyone will enjoy this summer treat. A true fresh cantaloupe flavor makes this granita deliciously refreshing.
Cantaloupe Granita instructions
- Puree all ingredients in a blender until smooth. I like to do this in 2 batches, halving the amounts for each batch, so I don't overcrowd the blender cup..
- Pour mixture into a freezer safe 9 x 13 dish (baking dish or Pyrex work) and place in the freezer uncovered..
- Stir the mixture every 30 minutes as the crystals form, for 3.5 to 4 hours, making sure to scrape down the sides and mix that portion in as well. When the granita is completely crystallized (there is no mixture pooling on the sides uncrystallized), it is ready to serve. You don't want to keep stirring at this point because you might break the crystals down too fine and create blocks. You can keep the granita in the freezer in this state for up to 2 hours before serving..
- Spoon into your serving dish, garnish as desired, and enjoy! :).
I love granita, in my opinion it is a guilt free icecream. Because it is cooling and gives the I just want to share different versions of granita here. I had two cantaloupe which hubby picked during our last. Purée cantaloupe in processor; transfer to large bowl. Add remaining ingredients; stir to dissolve sugar.