Watermelon Granita

  • Prep Time: 1 hrs
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 40 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • Ingredients

  • 3/4 kgwatermelon, flesh only
  • 1orange, rind removed
  • 1lemon, rind removed
  • 1/2 cupwater
  • 1cupsugar( or to taste)
  • Directions

  • Put the watermelon flesh in a liquidiser and blend until smooth.
  • Sieve.
  • Combine sugar and water to make a syrup.
  • Stir over low heat until the sugar dissolves.
  • Add some rind and let it boil for 5-8 minutes.
  • Allow to cool.
  • Strain the syrup and add to the fruit puree.
  • Stir well.
  • Pour into a tin and freeze for 20 minutes.
  • Stir the ice crystals into the liquid and freeze again.
  • Repeat the process every 20 minutes until the liquid is evenly frozen into crystals.
  • Keep frozen until required then spoon into individual serving dishes.
  • Serve immediately with almond biscuits.
  • Reviews

  • “Very easy.Used powdered lemon zest, from Penzeys, instead of the lemon rind.A hit with the kids.I doubled the recipe and it fit in a 9×13 pan.A good way ot utilize an overripe melon.”

  • “Very refreshing, and so easy to put together!The only change I made was to halve the sugar, I found this to be very sweet still, but it could have been my watermelon.I also had to use a rather small (8×8) pan, so the granita took about three hours to completely freeze.If you have room in the freezer, it’ll go much faster in a larger pan.Either way, the end result is very good.We’ll be making this again.Thanks!”

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