Honeydew and Mint Granita

This time of year when the weather turns hot but you still want to entertain, the key is to keep things simple. You don’t want a heavy dessert. This frozen treat is very refreshing after a spicy meal or quite frankly just on a hot summer night. For an extra glamorous effect, freeze some pretty or decorative glasses to create a frosted effect.  Right before serving, scoop the granita into the glasses, top with a dollop of Greek yogurt (the contrast of tang is amazing) and a mint sprig. Beautiful.

Note: For my Weight Watchers Friends, one serving equals 3 Points Plus

 

Honeydew Lime and Mint Granita

Honeydew Mint Granita

yield: about 6-7 servings

1 medium honeydew melon, seeded and chopped into cubes (about 4-5 Cups)

1/2 Cup sugar

1/4 Cup fresh lime juice

12 fresh mint leaves

Opitonal: Fresh mint leaves and Greek yogurt (vanilla or plain flavor)

 

1. In a food processor place the cubed honeydew melon, sugar, and lime juice. Puree until smooth. Add the mint and pulse until you can visibly see small flecks. Pour mixture into a square pan and place in the freezer. Once the mixture starts to freeze slightly, rake the mixture every 30 minutes with a fork until mixture is granular in appearance. Serve in glasses with a dollop of Greek yogurt and a mint sprig.