Refreshing, pretty, and fun watermelon granita

Watermelon Granita

Granita, an Italian shaved ice-like dessert, has beautiful sparkle, and no special equipment is required to make it. You need only a pan or dish, a fork, and your freezer. This watermelon granita recipe uses fresh ingredients of watermelon and lime, and the addition of mini chocolate chips makes for a fun conversation piece. Dish it up and then let it rest 5 to 10 minutes before serving to take the edge off the chill and bring out the flavors.

Watermelon Granita
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 6
  • 5 cups seedless watermelon, cut into large chunks
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Place the watermelon, sugar, and lime juice in a blender and process until liquefied.
  2. Pour the mixture into a 9- by 13-inch baking dish and place dish in the freezer. Scrape with a fork every 30 to 45 minutes, loosening frozen bits from the sides and bottom with each stirring.
  3. After the granita is completely frozen (3 to 5 hours), mix in chocolate chip “seeds.”
Calories: 115 Fat: 2g; Saturated fat: 1g; Carbohydrates: 24g; Sugar: 20g; Fiber: 1g; Protein: 1g;


Shared at Slightly Indulgent Tuesday at Simply Sugar & Gluten Free and Gluten-Free Wednesdays at The Gluten-Free Homemaker.

Fostoria sherbet dish in photograph courtesy of Pink Begonia.


2 Responses to “Refreshing, pretty, and fun watermelon granita”

  1. Another good dish with watermelon! YUM!

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