This granita is a must try recipe for everyone. Fluffy shaved ice with fresh melon, peach and mint flavours that will seriously make you say *ahh*.
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In a small saucepan, bring the sugar and 2/3 cup (160ml) water to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Pour off 2/3 cup (160ml) of the simple syrup and set aside to cool. Add the mint to the remaining hot syrup and steep for 5 mins. Strain the mint syrup and set aside to cool.
Working in batches, puree the melon in a blender. Strain through a fine mesh sieve into a large bowl. Whisk the 2/3 cup of simple syrup into the puree. Add the lime juice to taste. Pour the mixture into a large shallow glass baking dish (the mixture should be about 1.5cm deep). Freeze for 30 mins or until ice crystals start to form. Using a fork, scrape the mixture to break up the ice crystals. Freeze, scraping and breaking up the mixture every 30 mins, for 4 hours or until the mixture resembles fluffy shaved ice. Freeze 4 shallow bowls.