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Keep Cool with Watermelon and Ginger Granité

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Watermelon is irresistible, no matter the time of year. Use the juice with some ginger in this refreshing dessert.

Watermelon and Ginger Granité

1 cup water
½ cup honey
1 whole clove
Pinch of ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and grated fine
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon lemon zest, washed and grated fine
3 cups seedless watermelon juice (see note)

Bring the water, honey, clove, nutmeg, ginger, salt and lemon zest to a boil. Allow to cool, then strain.

Add the syrup to the watermelon juice.

Place the juice in a bowl that can be put in the freezer, and freeze 3 hours. Stir every 15 minutes with a sauce whisk or freeze overnight and grate with a regular fork.

Note: To get the juice, cut the melon in half, remove flesh and blend.

Makes 8 servings.

Approximate nutritional value per serving: 80 calories, .1 g protein, 23 g carbohydrate, .1 g fat

From “Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook & Cure” by Jamie Koufman and Jordan Stern with Marc Bauer

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