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Honeydew Mint Granita

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80Calories
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Honeydew Mint Granita

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Description

Here’s a grown-up slushie that the kids will love too. This jewel-toned dessert is as refreshing as it is beautiful, and it’s a great make-ahead treat that’s sure to impress guests at a dinner party. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Ashley Strickland Freeman.

Ingredients

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8 SERVINGS
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves (plus more for serving)
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. light corn syrup
  • 6 cups honeydew melon (cubed, from about half of a 5-pound melon)
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh mint leaves (chopped)
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    Directions

    1. Make mint simple syrup: Combine water, sugar, 1/2 cup mint leaves, the lemon juice, and corn syrup in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring briefly until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, set pan in a bowl of ice with a little water, and stir occasionally until syrup is completely cool, about 30 minutes. Strain the syrup into a glass jar or measuring cup, pressing on mint with a spatula to release the flavor. Discard mint leaves.
    2. In a blender, puree honeydew with the cooled syrup until very smooth. Stir in chopped mint.
    3. Pour mixture into a 9x13 baking pan (preferably metal), cover with foil, and freeze for 1 hour. Scrape mixture with a fork to create a slushy mixture. Cover and return to the freezer.
    4. Freeze granita 2-4 more hours, scraping once or twice to create fluffy ice crystals, until it is firm enough to hold a soft shape when scraped. Check the granita at the 2 hour mark, and if it's freezing quickly, scrape it more frequently.
    5. To serve, spoon granita into serving glasses and garnish with fresh mint. Spoon any leftover granita into a freezer-safe container. The granita will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. You may need to re-scrape the granita if it remains in the freezer for a while.
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    80Calories
    Sodium
    Fat
    Protein
    Carbs
    Fiber
    Calories80Calories from Fat
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat0g0%
    Saturated Fat
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol
    Sodium25mg1%
    Potassium310mg9%
    Protein1g2%
    Calories from Fat
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate21g7%
    Dietary Fiber1g4%
    Sugars17g34%
    Vitamin A4%
    Vitamin C45%
    Calcium2%
    Iron2%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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