Rockmelon and ginger granita

10 minutes plus freezing time prep.

5 minutes cooking

Serves 6-8

Ingredients

  • 165 gm caster sugar
  • 80 ml water
  • 1 medium rockmelon, peeled, seeds scooped out, flesh coarsely chopped
  • 375 ml good quality ginger beer
  • 50 gm fresh ginger, peeled and coarsely grated
  • Juice of 2 limes, or to taste

Method

  1. Stir sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil for 1 minute, then remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
  2. Blend the rockmelon and half the ginger beer in a blender for a minute or two to a fine puree, then strain through a sieve.
  3. Stir in remaining ginger beer and add the sugar syrup to taste. Squeeze the juice of the grated ginger into the rockmelon mixture using a fine sieve (discard the solids), then stir in the lime juice to taste.
  4. Pour into a metal tray or cake tin and freeze overnight, scraping with a fork every so often to form ice crystals. Cover and freeze until required and scrape again with a fork so the ice crystals are nice and fluffy.
  5. Granita will freeze well for a couple of weeks!
RECIPES

Rockmelon and ginger granita

10 minutes plus freezing time prep.

5 minutes cooking

Serves 6-8

Ingredients
Method

Ingredients

  • 165 gm caster sugar
  • 80 ml water
  • 1 medium rockmelon, peeled, seeds scooped out, flesh coarsely chopped
  • 375 ml good quality ginger beer
  • 50 gm fresh ginger, peeled and coarsely grated
  • Juice of 2 limes, or to taste

Method

  1. Stir sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil for 1 minute, then remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
  2. Blend the rockmelon and half the ginger beer in a blender for a minute or two to a fine puree, then strain through a sieve.
  3. Stir in remaining ginger beer and add the sugar syrup to taste. Squeeze the juice of the grated ginger into the rockmelon mixture using a fine sieve (discard the solids), then stir in the lime juice to taste.
  4. Pour into a metal tray or cake tin and freeze overnight, scraping with a fork every so often to form ice crystals. Cover and freeze until required and scrape again with a fork so the ice crystals are nice and fluffy.
  5. Granita will freeze well for a couple of weeks!
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