Watermelon Lime Granita

Watermelon lime granita - a great way to cool down on a hot summer day! You only need 3 ingredients to make this easy and refreshing frozen treat

Nothing screams summertime like this sweet, light and refreshing watermelon lime granita.

A granita is an Italian semi-frozen dessert that is very simple to make. You only need 3 ingredients: watermelon, lime juice and sugar. You puree everything in a blender then you freeze it and every 30 minutes you scrape with a fork to create those ice crystals.

You don’t need an ice cream maker or special equipments to make this frozen treat, just a metal pan as it keeps the mixture colder and at the right consistency.

Watermelon is in season now and it’s inexpensive. But how do you choose a good watermelon?

1. Lift it! –  You want a watermelon that feels heavy and not light.

2. Check the yellow spot- There is a spot, it’s where the watermelon was resting on the ground. The spot should be creamy yellow color.

3. Knock and listen- It should have a deep hollow sound. If it is too ripe or underripe, it will have a dull sound.

Serve the watermelon lime granita in pretty glasses with a slice of watermelon and/or a wedge of lime.

Cool down this summer with a watermelon lime granita….And at 74 calories per serving, you just can’t beat it!

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Watermelon Lime Granita
Prep Time:
3 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 5 mins
 
Author: As Easy As Apple Pie
Course: Frozen treat
Servings:3

You only need 3 ingredients to make this easy watermelon lime granita. It's sweet, light and refreshing and only 74 calories per serving!

Ingredients
  • 300 grams (2 cups) cubed seedless watermelon
  • tablespoons granulated sugar
  • the juice of 1 lime
Instructions
  1. Add the cubed watermelon, sugar and lime juice to a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour it into a metal pan and freeze for about 3 hours.
  4. Stir and scrape with a fork every 30 minutes to break up the ice crystals.
  5. Spoon into glasses and garnish with a slice of watermelon or a wedge of lime.
  6. Enjoy your watermelon lime granita!
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Nutrition Information
Amount per serving (120 g) — Calories: 74, Sodium: 2mg, Carbohydrates: 19g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 17g, Protein: 1g

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Watermelon lime granita - a great way to cool down on a hot summer day! You only need 3 ingredients to make this easy and refreshing frozen treat

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