Watermelon Granita

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 3 hrs
  • Total Time: 3 hrs 5 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6 1x


Watermelon granita is made with only 3 ingredients: watermelon, lime juice, and some sugar. After that, all you have to do is freeze it for a bit! You are going to love this simple and fruity dessert.



  • 4 cups cubed watermelon, seedless or seeds removed
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar or granulated white sugar


  1. Add the watermelon, lime juice, and coconut sugar to the jar of a blender, and blend until smooth, about 1 minute.
  2. Pour the liquid into a shallow, freezer-safe dish, cover, and place on level surface in the freezer.
  3. After 1 hour, remove the watermelon mixture from the fridge, and use a fork to scrape any ice that has formed. Replace the lid, and return to the freezer.
  4. After an additional 2 hours, remove the watermelon mixture from the fridge, and use a fork to scrape any ice that has formed. The slush should be done or just about done now (depending on your freezer and how thick the mixture was in the container).
  5. Serve if everything is uniformly icy and slushy, or return to the freezer and scrape with a fork one final time after another hour before serving. You may need to let the mixture sit at room temperature for a few minutes before re-scraping and serving.


  • You can use traditional granulated sugar instead of the coconut sugar if you’d like.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Freezer
  • Cuisine: American
Nutrition Information: YIELD: 6 SERVING SIZE: 1 bowl
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 99.4 Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 1.4mg Carbohydrates: 25.7g Sugars: 23.4g Protein: 7g Vitamin A: 28.4µg Vitamin C: 16.1mg

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