Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Purée until smooth, then strain. Pour into sorbet maker and freeze according to instructions.
- 8 cups seedless watermelon chunks
- 1 cup sugar
- Juice of 2 lemons
For a granita, pour into a shallow, wide pan and freeze for 1 hour. Rake mixture with fork and freeze for another hour. Rake and freeze for one more hour. Rake and serve.
Yield: 1 quart
Puree watermelon until smooth and set aside. In a small saucepan add sugar, lime juice, zest and wine and simmer just until sugar melts. Off heat, cool and add to puréed watermelon.
- 5 cups diced watermelon pulp (about a 6 pound whole melon) seeded
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 2 teaspoons fresh grated lime zest
- 1/4 cup sweet white wine such as Riesling
Pour purée into ice cube trays and freeze until solid. To serve, place frozen cubes in the bowl of a food processor and pulse 9 or 10 times until very finely chopped but still frozen. Serve immediately.
Yield: 6 servings
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