This granita—a sophisticated version of the popular Hawaiian treat shave ice—combines watermelon, rose wine, lime and basil. For a kid-friendly version, just leave out the wine and double the watermelon.
- 4 cups watermelon, cut into chunks
- 1 cup rose wine (sparkling works), chilled*
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- Handful chopped basil
- *If making an alcohol-free version, omit the wine and double the watermelon. Be sure to scrape every 3 hours to avoid freezing solid. If it does freeze solid, simply allow to soften, scrape again with a fork and repeat.
Combine all ingredients in a blender just until blended.
Freeze 3 hours to overnight in a 9×11-inch pan.
Using a fork, scrape and fluff into a snow cone-like texture.
If desired, store in freezer for up to several days, scraping again before serving.
Recipe and photo by Angela Sackett.