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fresh watermelon granita
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📋Refreshing Watermelon Granita

So glorious. So good. So refreshing. It’s watermelon granita for you guys! Beat summer heat with this delicious cooling, refreshing frozen drink.
Prep Time10 mins
Freeze Time8 hrs
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 386kcal


  • 1 medium size watermelon (about 4 cups watermelon cubes)
  • ¼ cup sugar or honey or stevia
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 10 to 15 fresh mint leaves


  • Let me share a simple way to cut watermelon into cubes. Cut out watermelon into discs.
  • Remove the outer green rind. Having square block of watermelon makes it easy to cut them into cubes.
  • Cut watermelon length-wise and then cut crosswise to make square cubes of watermelon.
  • You can use watermelon cubes as it is or freeze it and use it as frozen watermelon granita. Add watermelon cubes into food processor or blender.
  • Pulse it a couple of times to make it into juice.
  • Now add sweetener like sugar, or sugar syrup, stevia or even honey.
  • Add lime juice. Lime juice brings out the sweetness of watermelon and taste better.
  • Add fresh mint leaves.
  • Mint leaves adds amazing fresh flavors to granita. This step is option, but you'll love the flavors of mint leaves in granita, trust me.
  • Blend everything together until everything blends together well. Filter out watermelon juice into and pour into shallow dish.
  • Now set it in freezer for couple of hours. Once set a bit, remove it from freezer and scrape it well. Place it back in freezer to set again. Repeat this couple of times to make the consistency better.
  • Once it fully sets scrape it and break it down well with strong fork.
  • Scoop the shavings and serve it immediately garnished with mint leaves.


 Please keep in mind that nutritional information provided is only a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used. 


Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 97g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 1260mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 82g | Vitamin A: 6400IU | Vitamin C: 92.2mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 2.7mg