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Watermelon Granita with Champagne

Watermelon Granita with Champagne

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Ready In

    2 h 15 m
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This is a wonderful dessert as an end of a warm and romantic dinner!

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 303 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 0.8 g
  • 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 65.4g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 8 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Place cubed watermelon and sugar in the pitcher of a blender. Blend for 1 minute. Stir in the champagne. Pour the watermelon mixture into a plastic container, cover and place in the freezer. Stir the mixture with a fork every 30 minutes until frozen, about 2 hours.
  2. Before serving, remove the frozen granita from the freezer and stir well using a fork or place in the food processor and process until it reaches the desired consistency. Serve in tall glasses garnished with sliced watermelon.
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Thilwen
11

Thilwen

7/21/2009

I tweaked the recipe so much that I cannot rate it properly in its original version (that's why I'm only giving 4*). This is how I did it: doubled the recipe but used a little less than 4 pounds of watermelon, added a cup of pureed fresh strawberries and blueberries (because the melon I bought was pinkish white inside instead of dark red and not at all sweet), added only half of the amount of sugar and instead of champagne I used 7up. The granita took much more time to freeze than 2 hours. It tasted most of all of the berries, but the watermelony (or rather cucumbery) tones took over after a while. 5 days later, it is stone frozen (which I don't mind) and the sweet flavours are much more prominent. I think that if you used a really ripe and sweet watermelon, it would produce a similar taste... All in all, if I have a leftover watermelon again, I will make this granita again!

House of Aqua
6

House of Aqua

8/31/2011

This is relatively easy to make, a great way to use up watermelon. The watermelon flavor really comes through. My only recommendation is to pour some fresh champagne over each serving to give it that bite and champagne taste. Overall, the champange is light and the sweet watermelon taste takes over the granita.

JanellKendall
4

JanellKendall

8/23/2010

I tried this at a 4th of July bash at my house everyone oved it. I didn't tweak it at all except maybe adding more champagne... maybe that is why I had trouble getting it to freeze. Took almost 6 hours.

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