One of my summer bucket list items is to eat watermelon at-least once a day. It’s one of my favorite fruits and there is a chance I’ll turn into a large red and green melon by the time September rolls around. I’m totally cool with that though because watermelon is only in season for a short amount of time so I might as well indulge while I can.
Another item on my list is to find the perfect bottle of Rose. My friend introduced me to the pink tinted wine and there is no looking back now. Sipping on a cold glass of rose on a hot day is total bliss. You know what else is blissful? Watermelon Rose Granita.
If you don’t have an ice cream maker or a popsicle mold, then granita is the frozen treat you have been waiting for. It’s essentially pureed fruit frozen into delicious icy shards that are broken up, like a snow cone. I put an adult twist on mine and added rose but you could also just use water. What would be the fun in that though? It’s always 4 a clock somewhere as I like to say.
This Watermelon Rose Granita taste like an adult slushy. It’s only three ingredients and will cool you down in no time. The twist of lime adds a punch of tartness that blends beautifully with the rest of the ingredients. I found no need to add sugar but if your watermelon isn’t as sweet as you would like, then add 1 tablespoon of honey and work your way up.
- 4 cups seedless watermelon, chopped
- 1½ cups rose wine
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- Blend watermelon, rose and lime juice on high. Puree until smooth.
- Pour into a 9 X 13 pan for 30 minutes. Scrape the granita and freeze again. Repeat this process every 30 minutes or so for 4 hours. The mixture is done when it's completely frozen and appears dry and flaky in texture. Serve.