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Watermelon Lime Granita

This easy watermelon granita recipe is yet another way to enjoy the best fruit of the summer! With only three simple ingredients, you can have this slushy and refreshing treat in under four hours.

Watermelon recipes just scream summer to me. It’s not a barbecue or a pool party without some form of fresh fruit dessert over here. If you want to see how to get that perfect granita flavor and texture, be sure to save or print this recipe.

Watermelon lime granita in a cup with a spoon in it.

Easy Watermelon Granita

With granitas, it’s all about the texture. This recipe could easily be a fruit purée turned into a sorbet, but the freezing technique will give you slushy ice flakes that make it a granita.

It’s no secret that I love frozen, frosty, slushy treats. Give me a mermaid slush, unicorn icy drink, or pretty much any frozen dessert and plant me poolside and just check back in the fall. So, although this granita recipe may take a bit more time than I am used to, but it’s so worth it to me!

If you love shaved ice, snow cones, or anything similar, give this easy watermelon lime granita a try.

Slices of watermelon, lime zest, lime juice, and agave nectar on a table.

Watermelon Lime Granita Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make this recipe. Only 3 simple ingredients! The measurements are in the printable recipe card below.

  • Watermelon
  • Agave nectar
  • Lime

How to Make Watermelon Granita

Cut up your watermelon and be sure to remove any seeds.

Cubes of watermelon in a white dish.

Place the watermelon cubes in a large freezer-safe container and freeze for one hour.

Zest and juice your lime while you wait.

Watermelon and lime zest in a blender.

Add the watermelon, agave, lime zest, and lime juice to a blender.

Blended watermelon in a blender.

Blend until smooth and pour the mixture back into the container.

Blended watermelon in a white dish.

Place it back into the freezer and use a fork to stir the mixture every 20 minutes for two hours until slushy and frozen.

Watermelon lime granita in a white dish with a fork in it.

Add to serving glasses and enjoy!

Watermelon granita in a clear cup with a slice of lime on top.

Watermelon Lime Granita Recipe Notes and FAQ

What about seeds?

Definitely buy a seedless watermelon for this recipe. Even then, be sure to thoroughly scan for seeds. It’s okay if a few of those pale white ones slip by, but be sure to remove any black seeds.

Clearn cup full of watermelon granita topped with a lime slice.

Is a granita a drink?

A granita is much too frosty to be a drink and is eaten with a spoon. Enjoy the icy flakes like you would shaved ice.

Yield: 8 servings

Easy Watermelon Granita

Watermelon granita in a clear cup with a slice of lime on top.

Easy watermelon granita recipe with only 3 ingredients. A refreshing summer treat!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Freezing Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb watermelon, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced

Instructions

  1. Place the cubed watermelon in a large freezer-safe container and freeze for one hour.
  2. Transfer the watermelon to a blender along with the agave, lime zest, and lime juice. Blend until smooth and pour the mixture back into the container.
  3. Transfer back to the freezer and use a fork the stir the mixture every 20 minutes for two hours until slushy and frozen.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 30Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 0g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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