Three Ingredient Watermelon Granita

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Three Ingredient Watermelon Granita


Delicious and refreshing topped with lime zest, chopped mint, whipped cream and even Tajin, this blended and frozen fresh watermelon is a dessert that everyone can enjoy.  It can also be used in a mignonette to brighten up grilled oysters or added to your favorite summer cocktails like mojitos and margaritas!


  • 1 lb fresh watermelon, seedless is best
  • 2 T granulated sugar
  • 2 T fresh lemon or lime juice


Cut watermelon into large chunks, discarding the rind (or save and pickle it for a tangy southern treat.)

Combine watermelon with sugar and lemon juice in a blender and puree until smooth.


Strain and pour into a baking dish.  Cover and freeze for 2-4 hours, removing from the freezer every hour to scrape the mixture with a fork or spoon to create a texture similar to a snow cone.

To serve, give the granita a quick scrape, spoon into bowls and season as desired.