This is amazing.
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.
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I love Pirawna's Frozen Banana Bon Bons, but I made such a different version of them yesterday that I though it was worth posting.
I replaced the carob and coconut oil with mint and tahini, and got a very refreshing, sweet, icy treat. I also used dates to sweeten instead of agave.
This is a basic recipe for a great frozen banana treat! And all with NO ice cream maker!
This recipe requires freezing, which I think isn't considered raw by everyone, but here it is anyway....
It's sweet and very fresh tasting (i love mint) perfect for hot summer nights, and the most brilliant colour!