Monday, April 13, 2009

Cantaloupe Granita

A cantaloupe doesn't have the smooth sheen of a honeydew or the artistic green striations of a watermelon. It's a homely fruit, like kiwi and coconut, that hides its sweet nature under a rough exterior. Cantaloupes, along with other melons, are mostly water to start with about 94%,so they're definitely low in calories. Half of a small cantaloupe has only 60 calories, but that doesn't mean they're nutritionally empty, though. They're packed with vitamins along with flavor. Cantaloupe is a fruit high in beta carotene. Beta carotene is converted by your body into Vitamin A which helps vision, particularly night vision. Cantaloupe is high in Vitamin C, boosting immunities to a wide range of diseases.I tired out granita with canteloupe cubes weekend, coz it was very hot here, this granita turned out marvellous also tasty n low in calories..absolutely delicious while its too hot, this is my entry to My Favourite Things Event-Frozen Desserts guest hosted by Aquadaze of Served with Love, event by Bindiya ...



4cups Cantaloupe cubes
1cup Sugar
1/2cup Water
2tbsp Lemon juice

Make a syrup by adding sugar and water, stir the syrup until the sugar get dissolved and the syrup become clear, cool and keep aside...

Blend the cantaloupe cubes, sugar syrup, lemon juice until smooth, strain the juice...pour the juice in a shallow container and freeze for 3 hours, scrape the mixture with a fork until its turns fluffy, freeze again, scrape again the granita before serving..

On the way to AFAM-Melons guest hosted by Ashwini, event by Maheswari...

24 comments:

  1. Wow superb.....this is my favourite fruit....Check the heading buddy...

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  2. oohh wow looks so yum yum coool priya and Tamil puthandu vazhthukkal priya A very happy new year to you and your family.

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  3. Thanks Lubna for letting me know the spelling mistake...

    Thanks Rekha..thanks a lot for ur wishes, wish the same to u too!

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  4. hi priya,
    wow looks damn cool! pass me some :)
    Happy New Year!

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  5. Granita looks prefect for summer Priya..

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  6. Love it, perfect dessert for Summer, can;t wait to make it. I love Cantaloupe! :)

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  7. Looks delicious priya..Happy new year to you and your family..

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  8. Great granita with my favorite fruit, looks fabulous Priya! Puthandu Vazthukal :)

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  9. love anything with cantaloupe ..granita looks delicious Priya. Perfect for summer

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  10. Looks truly wonderful..yummy dessert

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  11. Wow yummm..Looks so yumm and cool..Perfect fot summer..

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  12. Looks yum and so refreshing! Thanks for the lovely entry :)

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  13. Looks so yum & delicious priya.En Iniya Tamil puthandu vazhthukkal to u &your fmly:)

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  14. We used to have raw cantaloupe with jaggery as side dish when we were kids :D Just love them so much! Granita looks lovely and makes it a must try! :)

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  15. Oh... Wish you and your family a very happy Tamil New year Priya! :)

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  16. Lovely dessert with cantaloupe!
    Puthandu nall vazhtukal!

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  17. Lovely recipe. Very refreshing.

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  18. fabulous priya..we call it as karbuja in telugu..we used to make juice with it..this is new to me..looks nice with peach color!!

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  19. Priya, am drooling what more can I say looks so indulging...

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  20. Granita looks cool....nice treat for summer.

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