Let's just be honest, I don't like watermelon. Like most things, I don't like it because of the texture. Grainy, slippery, weird. But, I do enjoy the flavor of watermelon. Especially the watermelon Laffy Taffys that I used to get at the baseball park where my brother played. Yep, if you ran out to get the home run or foul ball, your reward at the concession stand was a Laffy Taffy. Solid deal.
Anyway, we had tons of left over watermelon that my sweet sister (in-law) brought over for moving day. I wasn't sure exactly what to do with it since I don't like the texture and Mr. Schwartz wasn't gobbling it down fast enough. So I found this recipe on the Pioneer Woman's website. Needless to say, I was intrigued. I gave it a shot and it was quite tasty!
Here is is! Watermelon Granita from the lady who doesn't like watermelon.
Musical Selection: Iko Iko by The Dixie Cups. Great little Friday summer tune.
Okay, so this is the first time my and the Pioneer Woman's recipes differ....since I don't like the texture, I figured why not strain it to get rid of it....so I did. You don't have to strain it if you don't want to.
I will definately be making these again, probably with another fruit that I can't stand the texture of....strawberries? Blueberries!? We shall see....
3 ups of cubed watermelon
Juice of 1 lemon
Place cubed watermelon into blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into a strainer over a large bowl. Juice your lemon into the strainer and let strain until no juice remains. **tip** Use a spoon to aid in this process by stirring the juice and pulp.
Pour the strained juice into a 9x13 pan and put into the freezer for an hour. After one hour passes, scrape the juice that has now frozen. Return to freezer and repeat every hour until all of the juice has frozen/crystalized.
Serve in pretty dishes.
Adapted from: here