Thos are the most satisfying words to hear when it's 100° outside and this watermelon lime granita is just that. Comes together in minutes, uses a few ingredients, and your freezer is the one doing pretty much all the work, it's the perfect treat for a hot summer day.
4 cups of cubed watermelon, about 1.5 lbs
Juice of 8 limes - about 1/2 cup of juice
1/4 pinch of salt
1/4 cup sugar
In a blender or food processor puree the watermelon cubes and then pour through a fine mesh strainer to remove seeds. In a small pot mix together the lime juice, salt, and sugar cook until the salt and sugar are dissolved. Mix together with the watermelon juice. Pour into a 9x13 pan and place in the freezer. After 1 hour, give the mixture a stir then allow the mixture to freeze until solid. Using a fork scrape to make shavings. Scoop into small bowls and serve with a garnish of lime zest and mint.
The watermelon lime juice mixture is delicious even before it's frozen. Mix it with some seltzer pour it over ice and enjoy during your next BBQ and to make it even better add some tequila!