Watermelon Granita

It’s hard to believe, but here in Arizona, we have already seen 100 degrees.  Summer is here!!

What could be more cool and refreshing than a watermelon granita?  And at 68 calories a serving, you just can’t beat it.


Watermelon Granita

Watermelon is in season now and it’s inexpensive!  We used a mini and only about half of one made a loaf pan sized amount of granita.  Once frozen and scraped, this is about 4 generous servings.


Watermelon Granita

This recipe is so simple, it can barely be CALLED a recipe 🙂  Watermelon, sugar and a little lime juice get pureed in a food processor and then frozen.  Every few hours, you scrape with a fork to create those ice crystals.

granita before freezing

Watermelon Granita

Serve with a slice of watermelon and a wedge of lime for garnish.

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Watermelon Granita

Attention vegetarians… Looking for another 3 ingredient recipe??  These might be the easiest brownies EVER from my friend Laurie at FoodisLoveRecipes.com!

How can I make it vegan, you ask? Try using an egg substitute such as Ener-G and any of these Nutella alternatives: http://www.peta.org/living/food/5-tasty-alternatives-nutella/

Watermelon Granita
Serves: 4
  • 3 C of Watermelon, coarsely chopped
  • 3 Tbl vegan Sugar (every watermelon has a different level of sweetness. Taste to be sure you need the entire amount here)
  • 1/2 Lime, juiced
  1. This recipe is based on taste. Every watermelon has its own level of natural sweetness. Therefore, use it as a guide. The measurements don’t need to be exact. Puree the watermelon adding the lime juice and then sweeten with the sugar from there. You may not need it all.
  2. Puree long enough to be sure that the sugar is completely dissolved in the liquid.
  3. Pour into a loaf or square pan. Glass is best as you will be scraping it every 2 hours until the crystals are formed. You don’t want to scrape your metal pans!
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze. Once you have achieved the ice crystals, you can freeze for up to a week but may need to thaw a bit and scrape again before serving.
  5. Serve with a slice of watermelon and a wedge of lime for garnish, if desired.


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