If you're looking for the perfect frozen grown up treat, then look no further than this Watermelon, Lime and Tequila Granita! It has grown up fun written all over it! Post may contain affiliate links.
Watermelon, Lime and Tequila Granita
Oh. My. Gosh. If you are looking for the perfect frozen summer dessert for grown-ups - look no further. I have done the research and the testing (especially the taste testing) for you. No need to thank me, I do it all for you. This is my job, my work, eating frozen things that contain watermelon AND tequila.
I found Watermelon, Lime and Tequila Granita at Cooking Light. It was my first time ever trying a granita. A granita is kind of like a snow cone, except instead of pouring a flavoring over a bunch of shaved ice, you let your mixture freeze for a while and then every so often rake a fork through it to keep the crystals small. This was my first, but it will definitely not be my last. Especially if it contains tequila! I love grown-up snow cones! Mine took a little longer to freeze that the recipe states (but I was doing it in a small chest freezer that was completely filled, with this setting right on top.)
Watermelon, Lime, and Tequila Granita
- 10 cup watermelon cubed
- 1 teaspoon lime zest
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice from about 4 limes
- 1/4 cup blanco tequila
- 1/4 cup agave nectar
- Lime wedges optional
- In a blender, combine watermelon, lime zest and juice, tequila and agave and blend until smooth, adding watermelon in batches if necessary.
- Pour mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into a 9-by-13-inch freezer-safe dish. Press with a spoon to extract as much juice as possible. Discard pulp.
- Freeze for 2 hours (Mine took a little longer). Using a fork, scrape up and incorporate ice crystals. Freeze again, scraping up ice crystals every 30 minutes with a fork, until frozen, about 2 hours more. Spoon into 6 bowls, garnish each with a lime wedge, if desired, and serve.