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:

Kitchen Flavours said... Reply To This Comment

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

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

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

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

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

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

Suparna said... Reply To This Comment

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

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Granita looks prefect for summer Priya..

Asha said... Reply To This Comment

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

Pooja said... Reply To This Comment

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

Gita's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

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

Trupti said... Reply To This Comment

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

Ann said... Reply To This Comment

Looks truly wonderful..yummy dessert

Ashwini said... Reply To This Comment

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

aquadaze said... Reply To This Comment

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

Jaishree said... Reply To This Comment

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

Mangala Bhat said... Reply To This Comment

wow superb ...lovely click:)

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Great granita :)

Priya Sriram said... Reply To This Comment

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! :)

Priya Sriram said... Reply To This Comment

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

Madhumathi said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely dessert with cantaloupe!
Puthandu nall vazhtukal!

Ammu said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely recipe. Very refreshing.

Lavanya said... Reply To This Comment

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!!

Ramya Vijaykumar said... Reply To This Comment

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

Vibaas said... Reply To This Comment

this sounds yum.

Divya Vikram said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely way to welcome summer!

Deepa Hari said... Reply To This Comment

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