Watermelon, Rum & Mint Granita Recipe | Abel & Cole

Watermelon, Rum & Mint Granita

Cooking time
Serves4-6 people
Vegans Gluten-free diets

What do you get when you cross a mojito with chunks of juicy fresh watermelon? The makings of a fine frozen desert, that's what. These sparkling pink crystals are flavoured with white rum, mint and lime and melt in the mouth, making it the tastiest way to cool down on a hot day.

Ingredients

  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100ml cold water
  • 1kg mini watermelon
  • 2 limes
  • 120ml white rum
  • 2-3 sprigs of mint, leaves only
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Method

1. Tip the sugar into a small pan and pour in the cold water. Bring to the boil without stirring the mix - the sugar should dissolve the syrup become clear as it warms up. Boil the syrup for 2 mins, then take off the heat and set aside to cool completely.
2. Slice the watermelon into wedges and flick out any large seeds. Slice off the skin. Roughly chop the watermelon and scoop it into a food processor. Blitz till smooth. Pour the watermelon purée into a large freezerproof tub.
3. Pour the cold sugar syrup into the watermelon. Squeeze in the juice from the limes and add the white rum. Pick the mint leaves off their sprigs and finely chop them. Add them to the watermelon. Stir everything together.
4. Freeze the mixture for 4-5 hrs, then stir with a fork to break it up. Freeze for another 4-5 hrs, then stir again. Do this 2-3 more times till the mixture is frozen but with a rough texture. Over 24 hrs, you should stir the granita 4-5 times.
5. Serve the granita in small chilled glasses or bowls. You can pour over a little more rum just as you serve it, and garnish with a sprig of mint.
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