So what do you do with over ripe watermelon?We love watermelon in our family.My daughter loves it the most.Whenever we go to grocery,we can’t pass by the watermelon without her reminding me to buy them.Place where we live,standard temperature hangs around in 90s.So sweet and juicy watermelon appears heaven sent thirst quencher.
I usually buy seedless ,personal size watermelon.Not the most cost effective and certainly GM,i wanna say.The aspect which i don’t like but i don’t want to deal with kids munching the black seeds and move the stuff around in fridge for leftover big half.Actually the later is a bigger problem.I know what you are thinking.
So during our last grocery trip,i picked up the watermelon.Out of my laziness,it sat for 2 days and when i cut it,i found that it was over ripe.At that point,first thought i had was to throw it away.But then ‘don’t waste’ mentality kicked in,so i decided to make a juice out of it.It was a good decision but it was lot of juice.Since i was encouraged by my last granita experience,i decided to do the same with overabundance of juice…i don’t really have much of the recipe.
- I simply dumped about 1 and 1/2 cups of juice in a glass dish.
- Let it freeze and scrap it with the forks slowly to fluff it.Refreeze it.Repeat this step for at least 3 times.
- Result was watermelon granita. Yum.
- Of course you can add mint or other fruit juice concoction to it.I kept it easy and original.It was sweet enough for my taste.
Sometimes you wonder, what a simple texture change can do.So next time,when you are about to throw the produce,re-think if it still has some use left to it,even if that last resort is composting(and no,i do not compost,wiggly worms gives me…uh…oh…but i can preach)