1.2kg (2.5 pounds) watermelon flesh
80ml (2.7 fl oz) champagne
60g (2 oz) caster sugar
2 tablespoons water
6 large mint leaves, finely shredded
This is very refreshing, looks beautiful and is easy to make.
Pairs well with …..
Spicy or heavy food
Hints and tips:
Try using different fruit such as lychees, mangoes or strawberries.
Make a day or two ahead for an easy dessert or pre dessert
Juice 500g (1 pound) of the watermelon in an electric juicer, and strain the liquid, to remove any foam.
In a small saucepan place the sugar and water. Stir while heating until sugar dissolves & once boiling commences remove from heat and set aside to cool.
Add cooled sugar syrup and champagne to watermelon juice and pour liquid into a shallow metal rectangular baking tray (approximately 25cm x 15cm / 10” x 6”).
Place in freezer overnight.
To serve, finely dice the remaining fresh watermelon and mix in the shredded mint leaves. Divide into small bowls or cocktail glasses.
Using a fork, scrape the top of the frozen granita, and scoop the granita onto the fresh watermelon and serve immediately.