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Watermelon Lime Granita

This Watermelon Lime Granita recipe is light, refreshing and easy to make! All you need is 4 ingredients to make this perfect summer dessert.

watermelon lime granita in martini glasses with a lime on the edge

Ingredients for Watermelon Lime Granita

This simple recipe doesn’t require much in terms of ingredients. Grab yourself some fresh watermelon and a couple other ingredients to make this recipe.

  • granulated sugar
  • water
  • watermelon juice
  • lime zest

You will also need a small saucepan, blender or juicer, strainer and a dish to freezer the granita in.

How to Make Watermelon Lime Granita

This recipe is easy to make and doesn’t take much hands on time. To start, in a small saucepan, combine the water and sugar. Bring it to a boil until sugar dissolves to create simple syrup. Remove the pan from heat and let it cool.

While the water and sugar are on the stove, blend the watermelon and strain out the pulp or run the watermelon through a juicer. Then, set aside the juice.

Once the simple syrup is cool, combine with the watermelon juice and lime zest. Pour the mixture into a freezable dish, this can be an 8×8 pan, loaf pan or any plastic storage container. Wrap with plastic wrap and place in the freezer on a flat surface. Let freeze until solid. I like to let it freeze overnight.

Once it’s frozen solid, use a fork to scrape the top of the surface until all the granita is broken up with a fork. Return to the freezer for a few minutes to keep cold. Then, serve in desired serving dish.

watermelon lime granita in a loaf pan with a fork and limes

Frequently Asked Questions

What is granita?

Granita is a frozen dessert similar to shaved ice that is made from simple syrup and fresh fruit juice or puree.

How do I store leftover granita?

Store leftover granita in the freezer. Be sure to wrap it tight so that it doesn’t get freezer burn. It should be used within 2 weeks.

Is granita like ice cream?

No, there is no dairy in granita. This also makes it naturally vegan and dairy-free.

watermelon lime granita in a loaf pan next to two martini glasses with granita

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watermelon lime granita in martini glasses with a lime on the edge

Watermelon Lime Granita

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 25 minutes

This Watermelon Lime Granita is light, refreshing and easy to make! All you need is 4 ingredients to make this perfect summer dessert.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups fresh watermelon juice (requires about 3 cups of watermelon)
  • zest of 1 lime

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan combine the water and sugar. Bring it to a boil until sugar dissolves to create simple syrup. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. While the water and sugar are on the stove, blend the watermelon and strain out the pulp or run the watermelon through a juicer. Then, set aside.
  3. Once the simple syrup is cool, combine with the watermelon juice and lime zest.
  4. Pour into a freezable dish, this can be an 8x8 pan, loaf pan or any storage container. Wrap with plastic wrap and place in the freezer on a flat surface. Let freeze until solid.
  5. Use a fork to scrape the top of the surface until all the granita is broken up with a fork.
  6. Return to the freezer for a few minutes to keep cold. Then, serve in desired serving dish.

Notes

Store remaining granita in the freezer wrapped in plastic wrap.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1/6th recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 94Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 0gSugar: 23gProtein: 0g

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