Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Watermelon Vodka Granita

...Or what to do with a massive watermelon in the fridge when you're sick of eating watermelon.

It's yummy and light and the prettiest pink. First, make the sugar syrup, which only takes a couple of minutes. For half a watermelon, I used half a cup of sugar and half a cup of water. Melt the sugar in a saucepan with the water then let the sugar syrup cool. Cut the flesh of half a watermelon into big cubes. Puree with a stick blender and stir through the cooled sugar syrup and as much vodka as you like (half a cup for a mellow hit). Freeze for two hours then buzz it with the stick blender to break up the ice crystals. Do this once every hour until you have a smooth sorbet, or leave it to freeze completely and breark it up with a fork for a snowy granita.


Blogger Sarah said...


I could have done with one of those last night!

4:43 PM  
Blogger AlphaChick said...

Yum! I could use one now ... and it's 3.45pm ... and I'm sitting on the trading floor ... and I wish people would stop screaming!!

6:48 AM  
Blogger Paul said...

Wow! I've worked for some very high profile chefs and watermelon sorbet is the hardest sorbet to get right. Good work!. X

10:06 AM  
Blogger Julia said...

Thanks Paul!

11:12 AM  
Blogger Cookie said...

mmmmmmmmm, can't wait for it to warm up again to have this!

2:33 AM  

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