Watermelon Granita Recipe

Watermelon Granita is a refreshing and icy dessert made with fresh watermelon, sugar, and lemon juice. This granita has a light and fruity flavor that is perfect for hot summer days. The watermelon is blended until smooth, then mixed with a simple syrup made from sugar and lemon juice. The mixture is frozen and scraped with a fork to create a granular texture. Serve this homemade watermelon granita as a light and cooling dessert or as a palate cleanser between courses.

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6hr 10minstotal
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Ingredients for Watermelon Granita Recipe

  • 1/2 Small Watermelon, Seeded And Cubed
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice

Directions: Watermelon Granita Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.In a saucepan, combine sugar and water. Heat until the sugar has dissolved, then remove from heat and let it cool.
  • STEP 2.In a blender, puree the watermelon until smooth. Add the lemon juice and simple syrup, and blend again.
  • STEP 3.Pour the mixture into a shallow dish and place it in the freezer. Every 30 minutes, scrape the mixture with a fork to create a granular texture.

Cooking Tips

  • Choose a ripe and sweet watermelon for the best flavor.
  • Feel free to add a splash of vodka or rum to the mixture for an adult version of the granita.
  • Serve the watermelon granita in chilled glasses or bowls for a refreshing presentation.

Storage and Serving

  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the freezer for up to a week.
  • Before serving, let the granita sit at room temperature for a few minutes to soften slightly.
  • Serve the watermelon granita in chilled glasses or bowls.
Nutrition
value
878
calories per serving
24 g Fat4 g Protein156 g Carbs2 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    24g
  • Protein
    4g
  • Carbs
    156g
  • Fiber
    2g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    156g
  • Protein
    4g
  • Fiber
    2g

Fats

  • Fat
    24g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    107mg
  • Iron
    2mg
  • Vitamin A
    350mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    2mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    76mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin C
    100mg
  • Vitamin E
    2mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    138mg
  • Manganese
    0mg
  • Phosphorus
    212mg
  • Selenium
    9mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp