Easy watermelon granita recipe



This easy watermelon granita is the perfect healthy and delicious treat! Granita is a light Italian dessert that has a similar texture to shaved ice. All you need to make it is a blender and a fork! It’s super refreshing and a great summer dessert.

Sun-ripened watermelon takes center stage balanced with strawberries and a splash of lime. With each spoonful, you are greeted by a burst of natural sweetness that comes from the fruit itself, with no added sugars needed. The pure, juicy goodness of the watermelon shines through, for a delicious and hydrating treat.

But it’s not just the taste that makes this granita special, it’s also the texture. Delicately icy and velvety smooth. The granita’s icy flakes are like tiny crystals. This watermelon granita is not only incredibly hydrating but also packed with essential vitamins and minerals. Plus, its high water content makes it a fantastic choice for staying hydrated on hot summer days.

So, whether you’re looking for a light and healthy dessert, a midday pick-me-up, or a refreshing treat to beat the heat, the watermelon granita is your go-to choice. It’s a delightful indulgence that brings together the natural goodness of watermelon, strawberries, and a splash of lime.

Why You Will Love Watermelon Granita

  • You only need 3 ingredients to make granita: watermelon, strawberries, and lime!
  • Granita is easy to make.
  • This watermelon granita has the texture of shaved ice!
  • There is no sugar in this recipe.
Easy Watermelon Granita Finished

Watermelon Granita Ingredients

Watermelon Granita Ingredients
  • Watermelon: Cut fresh watermelon into cubes.
  • Strawberries: Use frozen strawberries.
  • Lime: Add freshly squeezed lime juice and lime zest.

How To Make Watermelon Granita

Add the cubed watermelon, frozen strawberries, lime zest, and lime juice to the blender.

Watermelon granita in the blender

Blend everything together and place the granita in the freezer. Scrape it with a fork to break up the hard chunks and enjoy!

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Granita Variations

  • Change The Flavor: This granita is made with watermelon, strawberries, and lime. If you would like, you can use all watermelon or all strawberries in this recipe.
  • Make More Granita: If you would like to make more granita you can always double this recipe. You will just need another airtight freezer-safe storage container.

How To Store Granita

You can store any leftover granita in the freezer-safe container you froze it in. Just use your fork to scrape the granita when you are ready to enjoy it again.

Tips For Making Watermelon Granita

  • Cut The Watermelon: Cut the watermelon into cubes for this recipe. There is no need to remove the seeds or strain the watermelon juice, just add the cubes to a blender.
  • Use A High-Powered Blender: It is important to use a high-powered blender when making granita so that the watermelon and strawberries are thoroughly blended.
  • Use Frozen Strawberries: While you could use fresh strawberries, frozen strawberries are more cost-effective for this recipe. Also, it is easier to use frozen strawberries since they are ready to go. Additionally, since they are frozen, it slightly chills this granita and speeds up the time it takes for it to freeze.
  • Don’t Forget About The Granita: Don’t forget about your granita in the freezer! Make sure to scrape it with a fork every hour as it freezes. If it freezes too long, it will be hard to scrape the ice. If this happens, let it sit on the counter until it is easier to scrape.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Granita?

Granita is a classic Italian dessert that is similar to shaved ice. It’s easy to make and we shared a granita recipe with watermelon, strawberries, and a hint of lime. It’s perfect for when you want a refreshing and delicious treat!

What Is The Difference Between Granita and Sorbet?

Granita originates from Sicily and is similar to sorbet, but has some differences. For example, sorbet is smooth, while granita is crunchy. Also, the texture of granita is similar to shaved ice. Additionally, by scraping the granita when it is freezing, you are able to make it fluffy and delicious.

Is There Any Dairy In Granita?

No, granita does not have any dairy in it. Additionally, it is vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free!

Do You Need An Ice Cream Maker To Make Granita?

Nope! An ice cream maker is not necessary to make granita. For this recipe, all you need are three ingredients, a blender, a container, and a fork.

Can I Make Granita In Advance?

Yes, you can make this watermelon strawberry granita in advance. Just keep in mind that if you leave it in the freezer too long, it will turn into a big piece of ice. This will make it hard to scrape with a fork. If this happens, let the container sit on the counter at room temperature until you are able to scrape the granita.

How Long Does Granita Take To Freeze?

This granita takes about 3-4 hours to freeze. Make sure to use a fork to scrape the granita every hour while it freezes.

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Recipe by Shawna
5.0 from 2 votes
Course: DessertCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy


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This easy watermelon granita is the best healthy and delicious treat! All you need to make it is a blender and a fork! It’s super refreshing and a great summer dessert. Also, there is no added sugar in this recipe which makes it even better!

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  • 12 oz frozen strawberries

  • 1/4 large watermelon (about 5-6 CUPS cubed watermelon)

  • 1/2 lime (squeezed)

  • 1/8 TSP lime zest


  • Cut the watermelon into small cubes. Then, add the cubed watermelon and frozen strawberries to the blender.
  • Add the lime zest and lime juice to the blender.
  • Blend until everything is thoroughly combined. Place in a freezer-safe container with a lid and freeze for 3-4 hours. Scrape the granita with a fork every hour to break up the hard chunks and enjoy!

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  • This recipe makes 6 servings and the WW points are per serving.
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Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories49
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 0.3g 0%
    • Saturated Fat 0.1g 0%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 2mg 1%
  • Total Carbohydrate 12.5g 4%
    • Dietary Fiber 1.3g 4%
    • Sugars 9.2g
  • Protein 1g 2%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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