Just because it’s winter there is no harm in letting a little tropical sunshine in to cheer up those January blues. This refreshing watermelon granita with minted mango is a perfect end to any meal and because it’s fat free it’s a wonderfully harmless indulgence to the end of a meal.
I usually use a whole small watermelon to make up a large batch of granita which will store well for a week in the freezer and is a great dessert to whip up when you have unexpected guests dropping in. It also works well with pineapple,cantaloupe melon, Granny Smith apples, lemon,lime or berries . The principal recipe is the same. You need to start with a litre of freshly squeezed/ juiced/blitzed juice( depending on the type of fruit used). Pass the juice through a sieve then sweeten with icing sugar to taste.and a squeeze of lime. Pour the juice into a large shallow metal tin and freeze for at least 40 minutes till ice crystals start to form.scrape the crystals with a fork and return to the freezer. Repeat this process a couple of times more till all the juice has formed into crystals. Store in the freezer.
To serve; thinly slice some mango and toss together with a few shredded mint leaves. Arrange on a plate a top with a spoonful of granita.