Cantaloupe Granita Recipe, How to make Melon Granita | Musk Melon Granita Recipe

How to make Cantaloupe Granita recipe - It’s been hot and sunny here in Bangalore and I’ve been craving cool treats most afternoons so I’ve made this refreshing Cantaloupe Granita. Simple and easy frozen dessert for your summer cravings 😊! This is a great way to keep the summer going.

A healthy and low fat summer treat. They’re super easy to make and so fun and very refreshing. This one is no exception.

Yes, definitely not the most healthy choices, but those were our favorites.The cantaloupe and lime are a great combo with the added benefit of being extra cooling for these hot summer days.Enjoy!!


Now that summer is almost here, it’s time to start thinking about barbecues, picnics, and but I love all these outdoor festivities and get-together's, my favorite part of warmer weather is definitely all the frozen treats like popsicles, whenever we go outside for having ice-cream i would love to eat frozen Popsicle rather than milk one, sometimes I eat orange, mango :) :)



Unlike popsicle and ice cream which require additional tools or equipment, very little is needed to make granita at home. All you really need is a baking dish (such as bread loaf pan or casserole dish) and a freezer. That's it !!

What is granita?

Granita is the sophisticated, well-traveled older sister of slushie and shaved ice. But don’t worry, granita making is not that complicated. It’s actually quite easy and simple to make but ya it takes some time to make. No special tools needed to make granita!


With melons, strawberries all juicy fruits season in full swing, my fridge is stocked up with both the melons - muskmelon(cantaloupe) and next watermelon too. Luckily I’ve found the best way to use them all up: cantaloupe granita! This time I've choose muskmelon to make this and next time for sure watermelon..hahaha !!

You can use any freezer safe dish for granita. I used a metal bread loaf pan because it fits nicely in my freezer. You can use casserole dishes, baking pans, or pie tins.

Since I used a loaf pan, it took a little bit longer for the granita to set up. Just remember, the larger the surface area and shallower the pan, the quicker the granita will freezer. 


After about an hour, the mixture will look creamy like a sorbet. After about 90 minutes, it should more like shaved ice.


To make the liquid base, I blended together fresh cantaloupe, some water and simple syrup. Pour the liquid into your desired dish and place it in the freezer. Check on the mixture every 30 minutes. Each time, remove the dish from the freezer and scrape up any icy bits have begun to form.
 
That’s it! In about 2 hours, you’ll have this delicious and refreshing melon granita.

I was a bit intimidated to make a granita—this was my third..Earlier I've tried with mangoes sorbet and pomegranate, this time with cantaloupe—but it was truly the most simple frozen treat imaginable. No fear necessary, just hungry anticipation.


You can even also try summer recipes from my blog like mango ice cream with tutti frutti, pineapple punch, mango lassi, cucumber lassibarfi kulfi,


Yield: Serves 4
Cuisine : Ice cream/ Frozen Treats
Author: Jolly Makkar

Ingredients:

Fresh cantaloupe, peel, chopped and sliced - 1 pound
Lemon juice - 3 Tablespoon
Water - 1/4 cup
mint leaves for garnishing (optional)

Simple Syrup:

Water - 1 cup
Granulated sugar - 1 cup

**For Simple Syrup**

1. Combine water, and sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer and continue to heat until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Strain out (if there is any impurities) and store simple syrup in the fridge until ready to use. Keeps for one week.


Preparation Method :

1. In a blender, combine sliced cantaloupe, lemon juice, and water. Process until smooth. Add simple syrup, stir to combine. Taste and adjust sweetness by adding more syrup if necessary.

2. Pour liquid mixture into a freezer safe pan*. Freeze for 30 minutes. Remove from freezer and use a fork to stir up icy liquid.

3. Return to freezer and remove every 30 minutes to scrape contents. It should take about 90 minutes to 2 hours until the mixture has turned into ice crystals and looks like an icy slushy. 


4. Serve immediately, or cover and enjoy later. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.



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5 comments

  1. Cantaloupe is my favourite fruit. So I will definitely make this simple yet elegant n delicious granita. Ideal for the season. The only problem is I keep eating it all up before I start making anything with cantaloupe. 😁

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  2. Cantaloupe granita recipe sounds so simple and easy to make with minimal ingredients. Granita is a great way to entice picky kids to eat their fruits.

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  3. Love love cantaloupe and I bet granita made with it taste so delicious, perfect dessert to beat the heat.

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  4. Granita is such a guilt free dessert! Love the beautiful color that the cantaloupe lends to this simple dessert...

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  5. this is a lovely treat for summer with the goodness of muskmelon...this is so easy to prepare frozen treat with minimal ingredients

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