Summer Watermelon Granita

Summer Watermelon Granita

  • Prep: 4 hr 40 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Total: 4 hr 45 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

When it’s even too hot for ice cream, try serving this refreshing watermelon granita instead. Its sweet and frosty taste will cool your taste buds.


  • 4 cups (about 1/2) watermelon, cubed and seeded
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup of raw or refined sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili powder
  • Juice of one lime
  • Slices of Lime to garnish


  1. Place the water, sugar, and red chili into a saucepan over medium heat and stir until sugar has completely dissolved.
  2. Remove the mixture from the heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes before placing in a blender along with the watermelon and the lime juice.
  3. Blend the mixture together until smooth and then pour into a shallow pan, cover and place in the freezer for 4-1/2 hours, making sure to scrape the mixture every hour to break up the ice crystals.
  4. Serve the granita in pre-chilled dessert bowls and garnish with slices of lime.


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