Watermelon Granita

Watermelon Granita

Garnish this homemade watermelon granita with sprigs of fresh mint for a summery and sophisticated way to chill out.


6 servings


  • 5 cups seedless watermelon chunks
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup C&H® Quick Dissolve Superfine Sugar or C&H® Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


Place watermelon chunks in blender; purée until smooth. Strain through fine-mesh sieve into bowl.

In small saucepan over high heat, combine water and sugar. Heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves. Add sugar syrup and lemon juice to watermelon purée; stir to combine. Pour mixture into 13x9-inch glass baking dish or other shallow container; place in freezer. After about 1 hour, when mixture starts to get icy around the edges, use a spoon to stir and break up ice crystals.
Return to freezer. Freeze 2 to 2 1/2 hours longer, stirring occasionally until mixture forms fine, firm icy flakes.

Serve immediately.


You can also use yellow watermelon, cantaloupe or honeydew melon. They all make delicious granita.