Easy Watermelon Granita Recipe
When you’re looking for an easy dessert for a hot summer night, or just want to impress company this Watermelon Granita recipe is the way to go.
They are so simple to make and you can use just about any fruit or juice that you have on hand to flavor them with.
4 cups seedless watermelon
1/2 cup sugar
juice of one lemon
large glass measuring bowl
blender or food processor
9 x 13 inch baking dish
Cut in half and quarter a small watermelon. Scoop the watermelon from each quarter with an ice cream scoop into a large glass measuring bowl until you have 4 cups. If you don’t have a large glass measuring bowl scoop melon into a bowl and measure out the correct amount. The glass measuring bowl just makes things easier.
Take a taste test for sweetness. The sweetness of watermelons varies so much. Adjust the amount of sugar accordingly.
Squeeze lemon juice into measuring bowl with the melon pieces. Sprinkle sugar on top and mixed to incorporate.
Pour the melon mixture into your blender or food processor. Pulse to break the pieces up well and then hit the puree button if you have one and process the ingredients until all the pieces of melon are completely gone. Your looking for a semi smooth liquid. You will not get a completely smooth liquid because of the texture of the watermelon.
Pour into a glass 9 x 13 baking pan.
Clear a shelf in your freezer and place the pan in. I used the top shelf in my freezer and the granita froze quickly.
After one hour take the pan out of the freezer and break up the ice crystals with a fork. Run your fork around the inside edges of the pan also to incorporate those frozen bits in with the rest of the mixture.
This is what the granita looked like after I broke up the ice crystals after the first hour.
After the second hour of freezing and stirring up
Once your granita has reached this point put it into an airtight container for easy storage in your freeze.
When you’re ready to serve put your granita into a pretty ice cream dish and enjoy.
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Watermelon Granita Recipe
Sweet icy cold Watermelon Granita recipe will help keep you cool as the summer temps rise.
- Prep Time: 3 Hours 10 minutes
- Total Time: 3 Hours 10 minutes
- Yield: 8 Servings
- Category: Summer
- Method: Freezer
- Cuisine: American
- 4 cups seedless watermelon
- 1/2 cup sugar
- juice of one lemon
- Cut in half and quarter a small watermelon. Scoop the watermelon from each quarter with an ice cream scoop.
- Add sugar to taste.
- add lemon juice.
- Pour into blender or food processor.
- Pulse until smooth.
- Pour into a 9×13 baking dish.
- Freeze one hour and scrape the mixture with a fork.
- Repeat this 2 more times.
- After 3 hours of freezing and scrapping serve or put into an airtight container and freeze until ready to serve.
- Serving Size: 1 Cup
- Calories: 74
Granita’s are some of the easiest, most refreshing summer desserts. Enjoy!