watermelon granita

Jill says: “When life gives you watermelons, make granita.”

4 cups seedless watermelon chunks
1/2 cup sugar
Juice of 1 lemon

1. In a food processor, purée all the ingredients until smooth. Pour into a shallow, wide pan and freeze for 1 hour.

2. Rake with a fork, and then freeze for an additional hour. Repeat.

3. Remove from the freezer, rake, and serve in cups. Makes 2 cups.

watermelon papaya smoothie

Take advantage of August’s delicious, sweet (and cheap!) watermelon by whipping up a batch of watermelon papaya smoothies.

2 cups watermelon, seeds and rind removed
2 cups papaya, sliced
8-10 ice cubes
1/4 cup of your favorite non-dairy milk
Splash of lime juice

Combine all ingredients in blender; process until smooth. If you like your smoothies a little sweeter, add some agave nectar.

watermelon ginger lime slushy

ginger syrup:
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup water
4″ piece ginger

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan; stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes until slightly thickened. Allow syrup to cool before using. Store extra ginger syrup in the refrigerator so that you can make a slushy on a moment’s notice!

slushy:
10 ice cubes
3 cups watermelon, seeded and chopped
3 Tbs. lime juice (preferable freshly squeezed)
1/4 cup ginger syrup

Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Enjoy!