Honeydew melon and basil granita

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Honeydew melon and basil granita
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Honeydew melon and basil granita
October 28, 2018
Preparation Time 10 minutes
Cooking Time 5 minutes
Serves 4-6
PHOTO BY Efraim Evidor
RECIPE BY Mart Leisegang


½ cup spinneysFOOD Sugar
1 cup spinneysFOOD Water
1 whole yellow honeydew melon, chopped into large pieces
Juice of ½ lime
½ cup spinneysFOOD Fresh Basil Leaves


  • 1

    In a small saucepan, combine the water and sugar, and heat on a medium heat stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Set aside

  • 2

    Blend the melon pieces, lime juice, basil leaves and sugar syrup until smooth. Place in a large airtight container and freeze

  • 3

    Break up the ice as the mixture freezes – every 30 minutes to an hour, use a fork to break up the ice crystals

  • 4

    Serve cold in a glass or a bowl – garnished with one basil leaf if you wish, and with a dessert spoon


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