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Hi Everyone! Today's recipe is a delicious treat to enjoy the rest of the hot summer days, really easy to make, super refreshing and beyond delicious! I hope you like it as much as I do.
- 4½cup seedless watermelon cut in chunks
- zest of 1 orange
- 1 cup fresh orange juice
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons Lemon juice
- Cayenne pepper to taste ( I used about 2 teaspoons) (optional)
In a small saucepan on medium heat, add in 1 cup of orange juice, the zest of 1 orange, ½ cup sugar, cayenne pepper to taste, and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, stir together and cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes or until the sugar is well dissolved. Set aside until ready to use.
In a blender or food processor, blend the watermelon on high for about 2 minutes or until the watermelon is blended into a very thin watermelon juice. Do not add any water, if the watermelon is too hard to blend, add some of the Orange juice mixture instead of adding water!!
In a large container, combine the watermelon juice with the orange juice mixture, stir together, taste the flavor and add any more sugar if needed, you can also add 1 extra tablespoon of lemon juice if you want to. Stir again, cover the container with a lid, and place in the freezer for 2 hours.
After 2 hours, it should be somewhat firm, but not completely solid, scrape the ice mixture with a fork, just to prevent it from forming into a thick block of ice, and place back in the freezer for 2 more hours.
After that, it should be done, scrape down the icy watermelon block with a fork or a spoon, just to break it down a little bit, a Granita should have the texture of small ice crystals, so keep on scraping down until you get the desire texture.