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Vanilla-Flavored Melon Ballswith Champagne Granita

Vanilla-Flavored Melon Balls - Vanilla-Flavored Melon Balls - Cool down on hot summer days with this icy dessert
Vanilla-Flavored Melon Balls - Cool down on hot summer days with this icy dessert

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Calories:254 kcal
Difficulty:easy
Preparation:45 min
Ready in:45 min
lactose-free
Vegan
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1 serving contains (Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calories254 kcal(13%)
Protein1 g(2%)
Fat0 g(0%)
Carbohydrates47 g(18%)
Added Sugar36 g(40%)
Roughage2 g(7%)

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Ingredients

For servings

1 ¾ cupsChampagne (or sparkling wine)
1Lemon
150 gramsCane sugar
1fully ripe Melon (Charentais or cantaloupe)
1Vanilla beans
½ cupsWhite wine

Kitchen Utensils

1 Pot, 1 Small pot, 1 Casserole dish, 1 Small bowl, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Peeler, 1 Whisk, 1 Melon baller

Directions

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1 Rinse lemon in hot water and remove skin with a vegetable peeler. Cut peel into thin strips. Cover and set aside. Juice lemon and measure 4 tablespoons of the juice.
2 In a pot over medium heat, heat half the champagne with 2 tablespoons lemon juice and half the sugar. Stir until sugar dissolves.
3 Mix in remaining champagne and let cool completely.
4 Pour the mixture into a baking dish and place in freezer. When the liquid begins to freeze at the edges, thoroughly stir with a whisk or fork. Freeze, stirring occasionally, for about 4 hours.
5 Halve and seed melon. Scoop out flesh with a melon baller and place in a bowl.
6 Halve vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out the seeds. In a bowl, combine vanilla bean seeds with remaining sugar.
7 In a pot, combine white wine and 100 ml (1/3 cup) water with the vanilla sugar, lemon zest and remaining juice. Cook over medium heat for 3 minutes.
8 Let mixture cool for 5 minutes before pouring over the melon balls. Let melon balls soak in liquid at room temperature for 3-4 hours. Serve the melon balls with the granita.
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