Watermelon Granita Recipe
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Watermelon Granita Recipe

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Say a sweet ‘ciao’ to summer with this light and airy Italian treat! Serve in pretty glasses garnished with wedges of cantaloupe or mint sprigs. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + freezing
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + freezing
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 6 cups cubed watermelon
  • Small watermelon wedges, optional

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 151 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 4mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 1g fiber), 0g protein .


  1. In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved; set aside. In a blender, process watermelon in batches until smooth. Strain; discard pulp and seeds. Transfer to an 8-in. square dish; stir in sugar mixture. Cool to room temperature.
  2. Freeze for 1 hour; stir with a fork. Freeze 2-3 hours longer or until completely frozen, stirring every 30 minutes. Stir granita with a fork just before serving; spoon into dessert dishes. Garnish with melon wedges if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Watermelon Granita in Light & Tasty August/September 2007, p23

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msjaiello 68635
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2011

"oops....forgot to say that I reduced the sugar and added lime juice."

msjaiello 168141
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2011

"Easy and delicious! Made it for friends and they loved it."

Reviewed Jul. 22, 2010

"This was just too sweet!"

Cynthia Ann 78443
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2010

"sugar content is too high, I like the previous suggestion from the diabetic person in using diet 7 up! Sugar is a large concern -- why are all your recipes not showing the grams of sugar in the Nutrition Facts?"

Have Your Cake & Lose Weight too 151946
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2010

"I am a diabetic and this would not be a good choice for me... 41 g of carbs. too many. I do make a granita though. I use 2 cups of frozen blueberries, 2 cans of sugar free 7 up, 2 T lime juice and 1/2 cup Spenda. No cooking only processing in the food processor...freeze...break into chunks and process again...serve. This does sound great for people that can eat a lot of carbs."

bmartin 166469
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2009

"I decided to try this recipe when I purchased a watermelon that I thought was a little mushy and didn't want to waste it. I made a few additions. I added fresh squeezed limes about 8-10. and 2 TBSP of kosher salt. It is delicious. It gives you the sweet, sour & salty which I love. After I got it froze I used ziplock sandwhich bags and put them in an 8oz glass. Filled them up and then kept the granita in individual servings in the freezer until I need them."

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