Watermelon Granita

A refreshing watermelon granita infused with zesty lime made from fresh watermelons sourced locally at a Southern California garden center.


  • 6 cups 1-inch cubes seeded watermelon
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice 
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  1. In 1-quart saucepan, mix lime juice, water and sugar.
  2. Cook over low heat about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. Cool slightly, about 5 minutes.
  3. In blender or food processor, place watermelon. Cover; blend on high speed about 2 minutes or until smooth. Add lime juice mixture; blend until well mixed.
  4. Pour into 13×9 inch glass baking dish(ungreased).
  5. Cover; freeze for 1 hour.
  6. Scrape with fork to distribute ice crystals evenly. Every 30 minutes, repeat scraping procedure for at least 3 hours until mixture is consistency of fine ice crystals.
  7. Scoop into chilled dessert cups.


10 servings


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