Watermelon Lime Granita

When it's hot outside, biting into a slice of juicy watermelon is one of my faves, but I love the icy thrill of watermelon lime granita even more. This no-cook frozen treat is super easy to make - you'll need a blender, a shallow glass baking pan, and a fork.  The lime juice and touch of sugar enhance the flavor of the fruit to its watermelon-y best. It's a great dessert if you have guests, but I just keep it in the freezer to treat myself when it's hot, and you can too! Eat it slowly - don't get brain freeze!

AuthorAnn Gaffney
RatingDifficultyBeginner

In the vase of a blender put the cubed watermelon, the lime juice, and sugar to taste. If the watermelon is very sweet you won't need to add more than a tablespoon.

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watermelon lime granita
Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 minsCook Time1 hr 30 minsTotal Time1 hr 40 mins
 1 large slice ripe watermelon, flesh cubed. About 2-3 cups
 3 tbsp fresh lime juice - about 11/2-2 limes, juiced
 1 tbsp cane sugar or to taste
 2 sprigs mint, leaves shredded (optional)
1

In the vase of a blender put the cubed watermelon, the lime juice, and sugar to taste. If the watermelon is very sweet you won't need to add more than a tablespoon. (see Ann's Tips). Blend until everything is liquid. Tip the blended watermelon into a shallow glass baking dish. I like to set the dish on a 1/2 baking sheet lined with wax paper in case I spill any before it is frozen.

2

Place the dish in the freezer for 30 minutes or until the watermelon has started to freeze around the edges of the dish. Remove from the freezer. Take a fork and scrape the frozen watermelon from the sides of the dish and into the middle. Return to the freezer and repeat until you have a dish filled with what looks like fluffy shaved ice. This may take a couple of hours depending on your freezer, so don't try to rush it. (See Ann's Tips)

3

Before serving, fluff the granita with the fork, and spoon it into chilled glasses. Top with the shredded mint if using. Serve immediately.

Ann's Tips
4

You will need to add the recommended sugar as it will help prevent the watermelon from freezing too hard. If the watermelon isn't as ripe as it should be, add more.
A cheater's way to make this is to freeze the watermelon/lime mixture into a block then, when you're ready, cut 1/2" slices off it and throw them into the blender. Process until they are like shaved ice, about 30 seconds or less, unless you want a slushie! Serve immediately. You can store the block in the freezer in a bag.

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Ingredients

 1 large slice ripe watermelon, flesh cubed. About 2-3 cups
 3 tbsp fresh lime juice - about 11/2-2 limes, juiced
 1 tbsp cane sugar or to taste
 2 sprigs mint, leaves shredded (optional)

Directions

1

In the vase of a blender put the cubed watermelon, the lime juice, and sugar to taste. If the watermelon is very sweet you won't need to add more than a tablespoon. (see Ann's Tips). Blend until everything is liquid. Tip the blended watermelon into a shallow glass baking dish. I like to set the dish on a 1/2 baking sheet lined with wax paper in case I spill any before it is frozen.

2

Place the dish in the freezer for 30 minutes or until the watermelon has started to freeze around the edges of the dish. Remove from the freezer. Take a fork and scrape the frozen watermelon from the sides of the dish and into the middle. Return to the freezer and repeat until you have a dish filled with what looks like fluffy shaved ice. This may take a couple of hours depending on your freezer, so don't try to rush it. (See Ann's Tips)

3

Before serving, fluff the granita with the fork, and spoon it into chilled glasses. Top with the shredded mint if using. Serve immediately.

Ann's Tips
4

You will need to add the recommended sugar as it will help prevent the watermelon from freezing too hard. If the watermelon isn't as ripe as it should be, add more.
A cheater's way to make this is to freeze the watermelon/lime mixture into a block then, when you're ready, cut 1/2" slices off it and throw them into the blender. Process until they are like shaved ice, about 30 seconds or less, unless you want a slushie! Serve immediately. You can store the block in the freezer in a bag.

Watermelon Lime Granita

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