Easy Watermelon Granita Recipe for Summer

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Long summer days and lingering evenings require cool, easy, no-bake desserts, like this watermelon granita.    You don't even need any fancy ice cream makers or special equipment to make this fabulous frozen treat.

Watermelon Granita Recipe Ingredients:

  • Half of a seedless watermelon
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup sugar, to taste

Cut the watermelon to remove the rind, and into small enough pieces to fit in a blender.  

Blend the watermelon chunks and sugar together to make what is pretty much a watermelon smoothie.  Mix in the lemon juice (which isn't necessary, but adds a nice bright dimension to the dessert).

Pour the mixture into a 9x13 pan, and place in the freezer.

When the fruit mixture is frozen, use a fork or a spoon to scrape the frozen fruit, creating a delicious watermelon fruit snow-like dessert, the granita.

Scoop the fruity, icy granules into a pretty dish and serve! 

 It's so easy, so refreshing, and even pretty darn healthy!

Of course, if you want to add a little something extra for an adult crowd, be sure to check out how I use my watermelon granita to make a very adult, alcoholic watermelon slushie.  Cheers to summer!

Nicole Wills, creator of Tikkido

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