Watermelon Granita

Very refreshing on a hot summer’s day, or great as a palate cleanser between courses.


2kg seedless watermelon, rind cut off
220g caster sugar
250ml water
Mint, to garnish

Making it
1. Combine caster sugar and water in a small saucepan, stir until the sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil then remove from the heat and allow to cool
2. Put the watermelon in a juicer (or in a food processor if you don’t have one) then strain through a sieve
3. Combine sugar syrup and watermelon, and place in a shallow baking tray. Put the baking tray in the freezer
4. After 3-4 hours, once partially set, use a fork to break up the mixture. Return to the freezer and repeat after 2 hours, then again after another 2 hours. If needed, repeat again just before serving
5. Place in a serving glass with a spring of mint

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