Easy Watermelon Ginger Beer Granita

Easy Watermelon Ginger Beer Granita: a quick dessert recipe that absolutely delicious, light and filled with refreshing watermelon-ginger flavor. It can be made in advance and kept in the freezer for upto 10-15 days in an air-tight container.watermelon-ginger-shandy-sorbetOkay, Everyone, ‘Father’s Day’ is just around the corner (June 18, 2017) and I’m so ready with this ‘Easy Watermelon Ginger Beer Granita’ and 3 more drink recipes to help you bring a smile on your Dad’s face. I dedicate today’s post to all the wonderful Dads or ‘Super-Man’ as many of us know them as – We Love You Dad !!!best-watermelon-granitaI’m ‘Daddy’s Girl’ and I say it very proudly as my dad has always me the freedom and believed in me-my dreams. He’s always there guiding, encouraging, helping everyone in our family, friends or even strangers who ask for help and at the same time always there for his family too. From my childhood, I always wanted to be like my dad and I do see that smile time to time when he sees me thinking or doing things like him. And, also my Dad is my BIGGEST Culinary Critic!!! He tells it on my face whether it’s good or bad …. he’s traveled all over the world, tasted the finest food/drinks, so when he says it’s ‘good’ – nothing makes me happier. So every Father’s Day, I try to create a recipe around his likes and he loves his drinks and is very serious about them. Hence, this Father’s Day I’m combining two of his favorite things (out of many) and creating this ‘Easy Watermelon Ginger Beer Granita’ which has that added zing to it from the ginger beer and it tastes awesome with spicy food. watermelon-ginger-granitaHave you ever tried making ‘Granita’ at home? It’s an Italian recipe and very similar to ‘shaved ice’ (barf ka gola) that we get in India or sorbet if you’ve tried that before. Also, granita’s are usually coarser or have a more crystalize texture because they are scrapped using a fork every now and then to attain that perfectly separated crystal form. It’s really really easy to make and a lot of fun too (seriously, there is something very relaxing in scrapping a bowl of ice than the whole backyard 😉 watermelon-ginger-granita-recipeHere’s a quick tip to remember when adding any kind of beer or alcohol to granita recipes – “ALWAYS add the drink after the juice is made especially if it’s a beer as you don’t want to dissolve all those carbonated bubbles while making the juice. For a refreshing taste with a zing, you want to add the beer just before you freeze the granita”. That it, there is no other special thing needed, all you do is juice, mix and then scrape the ice from time to time till it resembles crystals. Then serve when you’re ready or keep in an air-tight container in the freezer for upto 1-15 days. Just scrape once before serving. Give this ‘Easy Watermelon Ginger Beer Granita’ a try on this Father’s Day or just about any other day or night. As mentioned above, here are 3 more drink recipes (Click Recipe Pics for Link) which are absolutely popular on my blog and make’s for a great drink option for any celebrations:
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 ~ Here’s Wishing All the Wonderful Dad’s A Very Happy Father’s Day ~
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Yields 4-5 Medium Bowl

Easy Watermelon Ginger Beer Granita

3 minPrep Time

3 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

2 Cups Chopped Watermelon

1 Ginger Beer - use any variety you like

1 Tbsp Lemon Juice

1 Tbsp Sweetener - add as per choice

Instructions

  1. Place watermelon, lemon juice, sweetener in a mixer and pulse to form a smooth juice like consistency.
  2. Transfer to a large freezer safe bowl/box and add ginger beer.
  3. Stir everything together and keep in freezer for an hour.
  4. Scrape the top and corners nicely using fork and put it back in freezer for an hour.
  5. Remove from freezer and no scrape the entire bowl using a fork (making sure you break all chunky crystals).
  6. Scrape and mix everything and place it back in freezer for 3 hours till its properly crystalize.
  7. When ready to serve, remove from freezer and transfer to 4-5 glasses or bowl.
  8. Add a fresh mint leave on top and serve immediately.
Cuisine: Italian | Recipe Type: Dessert , Drink
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19 Replies to "Easy Watermelon Ginger Beer Granita"

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    Tina Dawson | Love is in my Tummy June 16, 2017 (2:51 pm)
    A beer granita! Girl you just made granita interesting!
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    Adriana Lopez Martn June 17, 2017 (5:50 am)
    I saw this earlier on instagram and had to check the details on how to make it. Looks so good and refreshing. Loving the use of the ginger beer too. And then the colors so pretty!
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      Molly Kumar June 18, 2017 (4:09 am)
      Thanks Adriana :) The ginger beer gave it such a quick and delicious twist to the taste.
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    Noel Lizotte June 17, 2017 (5:20 pm)
    I've read a lot of granita recipes, but never actually tried making it. It really seems so simple ... your instructions are very clear. Maybe I'll give this a try soon. ps - beautiful photos too!!
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    Marisa Franca @ All Our Way June 18, 2017 (11:22 am)
    What a wonderful summer drink. You can have your adult beverage plus your cool drink. I am definitely pinning AND I totally understand having a special place in your heart for you dad. Mine has been gone a long time but I remember his quirks and his delightful sense of humor.
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      Molly Kumar June 18, 2017 (3:22 pm)
      Thanks Marisa and Glad you liked the recipe. Dads are just so special :)
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    Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy June 18, 2017 (1:29 pm)
    What a cool and delicious summer treat. My son-in-law loves ginger beer and watermelon, so this would be a winner for him. Perfect for a pool party too.
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      Molly Kumar June 18, 2017 (3:19 pm)
      That sounds great and I'm sure he'll like it :)
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    Jessica (Swanky Recipes) June 19, 2017 (1:23 am)
    This summer granita sounds amazing! I can never have enough watermelon this time of year and am always looking for summer treats to cool down to. This will be perfect for the summer cabin in a few weeks!
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    Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife June 19, 2017 (5:38 am)
    Such a refreshing summer granita recipe! Love the addition of ginger beer. I adore mixing ginger beer with fruit in cocktails, and I bet it's delicious with the watermelon in this granita!
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    Soniya June 19, 2017 (2:38 pm)
    This looks so pretty!! Loved that it has few ingredients and so easy to make!! Will definitely make this when I have my girlfriend's over ❤️
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    Mackenzie @ Food Above Gold June 20, 2017 (1:48 am)
    My husband and I were just talking about granitas today! I've never thought to use ginger beer in one, but that is just brilliant!
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      Molly Kumar June 22, 2017 (3:27 am)
      Thanks Mackenzie and it's SUPER Easy to make :)
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