August 9, 2011

Cool Down With Water Melon Granita (Raw-Vegan)

I have been getting a 'whole living' magazine for free for a few months now. I love some of their recipes which uses food as natural as it can get and which use the simplest of ingredients and still give 'cool' end product. This is one of that kind.

Ingredients:
Watermelon: around 8 cups
Lemon Juice - 1 big
Honey - 2-3 T (optional)

Procedure.
Peel skin and remove the white part from water melon **
Chop into big chunks.
Squeeze the lemon to get about 1/2 cup of juice.
Work in batches in a blender to puree everything together.
Freeze in a glass baking dish for about 4-5 hours.
Now comes the fun part. Shave the frozen treat into glass bowls or martini glasses (be creative) and serve.



My guests have lots of fun taking turns 'shaving the ice'. Kids love this in summer, make plenty so that you don't run out when they come back for second and third helping!!!

** (I save the white part of water melon for later use in salads or as a substitute for white pumpkin in some of the South Indian dishes)