Honeydew Mint Granita

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.



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