Watermelon Granita

Nothing screams summer more than refreshing icy snacks! Popsicles, ice cream, and other frozen treats are all the rage on warm summer days, no matter your age. But, have you ever tried granita? More exciting than water ice and less creamy than ice cream, granita is like shaved ice, but with a twist.

This Watermelon Granita recipe has just three ingredients and is an ultra-delicious and simple way to cool off and refresh. With only 5 minutes of hands-on prep time, it’s a simple dish that you can whip together and have ready to go for hot summer days ahead.


  1. ½ of a medium watermelon
  2. 1 slice of lime with zest
  3. some sugar for sweetness if needed

TIP Adjust the amount of watermelon according to the texture. You can substitute sparkling water or Sprite for milk. Prepare and slice the ingredients before freezing them for easy blending.


  1. Juice watermelon and Lime .
  2. Pour into a shallow, wide pan and freeze for 1 hour.
  3. Rake mixture with fork and freeze for another hour.
  4. Rake and freeze for one more hour.
  5. Rake and serve in cups.


Serve when it is slushy and crunchy.


Tip: Optionally, you can take your dessert one step further and make grown up granitas! Add ½ cup of vodka along with the lime and sugar. This version will be a bit more slushy, as the vodka won’t freeze solid.



December 08, 2023

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