Watermelon Granita (You Won’t Believe How Easy It Is to Make)

When I have icy cold and refreshing watermelon granita I simply close my eyes, and it feels like I’m on a sandy white beach!

Watermelon granita in a glass with a slice of lime on the rim (up close image)

This recipe is breathtakingly simple to make. In no time at all, you’ll be sipping a delightful frozen treat, packed with the sweet and juicy flavor of watermelon. Summer will never be the same again!

Watermelon granita in a glass with a slice of lime on the rim (vertical image)

What you need to make watermelon granita

  1. Watermelon – 1/2 medium-sized watermelon, seedless
  2. Lime juice – 1 lime, juiced
  3. Mint – 1 sprig mint
Watermelon granita ingredients laying on a wooden board on a granite background

Watermelon granita step-by-step

Step 1 – Scoop up half the watermelon in a bowl. I like using an ice cream scoop but you certainly don’t need one.

Step 2 – Blend the watermelon, lime juice, and mint either using an immersion blender and a big bowl or a regular blender.

Watermelon juice for the granita

Step 3 – Place the resulting juice in a shallow pan that will fit into your freezer. Put it in the freezer.

Watermelon juice in a white pan that will go in the freezer

Step 4 – Once the mixture has started freezing (about 2 hours in a regular freezer), take a fork and scrape the frozen sides. Put it back in the freezer for another 1-2 hours.

Step 5 – Repeat the process 2-3 times until you’ve granulated it all.

Step 6 – Serve in your favorite glass, decorated with a slice of lime or some mint (optionally).

Watermelon granita ready - showing the texture of the granita

Note: I’ve previously forgotten the granita in the freezer overnight without scraping it/ granulating it at all. Don’t worry if this happens to you! You can do this process in just one stage. You can freeze the granita and scrape it all with a fork at the end. You’ll need to put in a bit more effort than if you do it in stages but it will still work!

Watermelon Granita

Watermelon Granita

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes

This watermelon granita is not only refreshing and tasty but it's also so easy to make!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 medium-sized watermelon, seedless
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 sprig mint

Instructions

  1. Scoop up half the watermelon in a bowl. I like using an ice cream scoop but you certainly don’t need one.
  2. Blend the watermelon, lime juice, and mint leaves either using an immersion blender and a big bowl or a regular blender.
  3. Place the resulting juice in a shallow pan that will fit into your freezer. Put it in the freezer.
  4. Once the mixture has started freezing (about 2 hours in a regular freezer), take a fork and scrape the frozen sides. Put it back in the freezer for another 1-2 hours.
  5. Repeat the process 2-3 times until you’ve granulated it all.
  6. Serve in your favorite glass, decorated with a slice of lime or some mint (optionally).

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