Honeydew Granita Recipe Easy Guide

Refreshing Melon Dessert Featuring Honeydew Granita Recipe

One last summer dessert. It still gets pretty hot during the day when the sun is beating down on me. But once it sets, you can tell fall is coming. 

The temperature drops drastically, and I rely on the dogs to keep me warm. (yes, dogs, my new roommate has a dog who loves a good snuggle)

I don’t know what made me make this dessert. I was trying to think of something to make and photograph before I have to go to work tomorrow. 

I came across a honeydew granita recipe online. It looked really amazing, and I knew I wanted to make that but not just on its own. This is what I came up with.

Honeydew Granita Recipe 

Honeydew Granita Recipe

Enjoy this cool, refreshing Melon Dessert with Honeydew Granita for a taste of summer. Perfect for those warm days when you crave something light, fruity. 

And utterly refreshing, this dessert is sure to captivate your taste buds and leave you feeling rejuvenated. Let’s dive into the recipe:

Vanilla Sponge Cake:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (63g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (55g) cornstarch
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup (150g) sugar, divided
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Butter and flour a 9-inch square baking pan.
  2. Sift the flour and cornstarch into a small bowl and set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the egg yolks and 1/2 cup (100g) of sugar. Beat with the whisk attachment until thick and pale, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a separate bowl.
  4. Wash and dry the mixer bowl and whisk attachment.
  5. In the mixer bowl, combine the egg whites and salt. Beat on medium speed with the whisk attachment until soft peaks form. Gradually add in the remaining 1/4 cup (50g) of sugar and beat until stiff, glossy peaks form.
  6. Gently fold the egg yolk mixture into the stiffened egg whites. Then, in three additions, fold in the flour mixture until just combined.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and smooth the top. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the center springs back to the touch. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.

Honeydew Granita:

Ingredients:

  • One medium honeydew melon
  • 1/3 cup (67g) sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups (473ml) milk (or any nut milk)

Instructions:

  1. Cut the honeydew melon in half, remove the core, and cut away the skin, reserving only the flesh.
  2. Place chunks of melon in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour the puree into a saucepan and add the sugar. Heat over medium/low heat just until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
  3. Once cooled, pour the melon mixture back into the blender. Add the salt and milk, then blend until just combined.
  4. Pour the mixture onto a rimmed sheet pan and place it in the freezer. Scrape the mixture with a fork every 30 minutes, ensuring to bring the frozen edges into the center. It should take about 2 hours to fully freeze.

Assembly:

Ingredients:

  • Vanilla sponge cake, torn into large pieces
  • One can sweetened condensed milk
  • Watermelon, cut into pieces or balls
  • Honeydew melon, cut into pieces or balls
  • Honeydew granita

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, place a few pieces of the vanilla sponge cake at the bottom.
  2. Add a handful of both watermelon and honeydew melon pieces.
  3. Drizzle with a spoonful of sweetened condensed milk.
  4. Top with a generous spoonful of honeydew granita.
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy the refreshing burst of flavors!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What Is Honeydew Granita?

Honeydew Granita is a frozen dessert made from pureed honeydew melon, often enhanced with ingredients like lime juice, mint, or lemon verbena for extra flavor. It’s known for its pale-green color and refreshing taste, especially during the summer​​​​.

2. What Ingredients Are Required For A Basic Honeydew Granita?

The basic ingredients include honeydew melon, sugar, and lime juice. Some variations might include mint, lemon zest, or lemon verbena to add a unique twist to the flavor profile​​​​.

3. How Is Honeydew Granita Made?

To make Honeydew Granita, you typically combine sugar, water, and lime peel to create a syrup. 

After cooling and discarding the peel and any herbs, blend the syrup with cubed honeydew melon and lime juice until smooth, then freeze, occasionally scraping to create a fluffy texture​​.

4. Can I Make Honeydew Granita Without Added Sugar?

Yes, you can adjust the sweetness by reducing or omitting the sugar, especially if the honeydew melon is particularly sweet. Some recipes use coconut water as a natural sweetener​​.

5. Is Honeydew Granita Suitable For Dietary Restrictions?

Honeydew Granita is generally suitable for a wide range of dietary needs, including dairy-free, gluten-free, egg-free, nut-free, and vegan diets​​.

6. How Long Does It Take To Make Honeydew Granita?

The active preparation time can be as little as 20 to 30 minutes, but it needs to be frozen for several hours, often overnight, to achieve the right consistency​​​​.

7. Can Honeydew Granita Be Made In Advance?

Yes, Honeydew Granita can be made in advance and stored in the freezer. It’s a great make-ahead dessert for summer gatherings or a refreshing treat to have on hand​​.

8. What Are Some Variations Of Honeydew Granita?

Variations can include adding different herbs like mint or using lemon instead of lime. Some recipes also incorporate jasmine tea or coconut water for a unique flavor twist​​​​.

9. Is Honeydew Granita Healthy?

Honeydew Granita can be a healthier dessert option, as it’s primarily made from fruit and can be adjusted for sweetness. It’s a refreshing choice with no fat and minimal calories, especially if less sugar is used​​.

10. Can Honeydew Granita Be Served As A Drink?

Yes, by adding a splash of prosecco or another sparkling beverage to a scoop of Honeydew Granita in a wine glass, you can turn this frozen dessert into a delightful summer cocktail​​.

Final Words

This delightful Melon Dessert features a delightful Honeydew Granita that enhances the sweetness of summer.

With its combination of fluffy sponge cake, juicy melons, and icy granita, this dessert is the perfect way to cool down on a hot day. Enjoy every spoonful and savor the taste of summer!

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