This easy watermelon lime 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.
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. Try this strawberry lime granita, too.
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.
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.
- Agave nectar
How to Make Watermelon Granita
Cut up your watermelon and be sure to remove any seeds.
Place the watermelon cubes in a large freezer-safe container and freeze for one hour.
Zest and juice your lime while you wait.
Add the watermelon, agave, lime zest, and lime juice to a blender.
Blend until smooth and pour the mixture back into the container.
Place it back into the freezer and use a fork to stir the mixture every 20 minutes for two hours until slushy and frozen.
Add to serving glasses and enjoy!
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.
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.
- 1 lb watermelon, cubed
- 2 tablespoons agave nectar
- 1 lime, zested and juiced
- Place the cubed watermelon in a large freezer-safe container and freeze for one hour.
- 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.
- 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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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.
Ways to enjoy watermelon
- Fresh Watermelon popsicles recipe for a cool summer treat.
- Fresh watermelon cocktail (served in the melon) for a poolside vacation drink.
- Triple melon pops that are easy and refreshing.
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