I love snow-cones. I've been wanting to make some with natural syrups and unique flavors, and I still have that idea in my back pocket for later use.
I also always imagined cubing watermelon and freezing them for instant popsicle bites.
Something finally propelled me into the kitchen, which combines these two previous wants of mine.
I came across a recipe for watermelon granita. It looked like a snow cone and used mostly just watermelon!
Wow. So I did a little research and found many different ways to approach the watermelon granita, and the granita alone as well. I also discovered that it's a treat, which hails from Sicily, and typically is made in lemon style, but can also be found with chocolate, almond, jasmine, mint, and mandarin orange flavor! Sweet. It also various in texture from city to city across the island, and is coarsest in Palmero on the west coast and finest, like a sorbet, on the east. Interesting.
So I got the basic idea of how granita with watermelon is made and then threw my own version together.