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Watermelon Granita Recipe

Summer just isn't complete without a taste of refreshing watermelon granita. With a boost from V8 +Energy® Sparkling Strawberry Kiwi and a splash of rum, you can cool down with this sweet treat all season long. Sponsored by V8

Ingredients

  • 5 fl oz V8 +Energy® Sparkling Strawberry Kiwi
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 lbs watermelon flesh (approx 1/2 4-lb watermelon),
  • 5 fl oz white rum
  • Zest and juice of 2 limes, plus more zest for garnish
  • Watermelon wedge for garnish

Steps

  1. In a saucepan gently heat together the V8 +Energy Sparkling Strawberry Kiwi and sugar together just until the sugar has dissolved, then set aside to cool.
  2. Add the watermelon flesh to a food processor and pulse until liquified. Strain through a fine mesh sieve into a large bowl to catch the seeds. Add the rum, lime zest and juice and finally the cooled syrup. Mix until combined then pour into a tupperware container or any freezer-proof vessel. Transfer to the freezer.
  3. Freeze for 4 hours, then break up into crystals with a fork. Return to the freezer for another 4 hours. Repeat this process until you have scraped the mix with a fork 3-4 times and the crystals are small and frozen solid. The mixture will expand every time you scrape it, so make sure your vessel has enough room for this.
  4. Serve immediately in glasses with a watermelon wedge and some lime zest.